Innovative Teaching in an AI Era – My Contribution to the Panel on Education at the LDE North America

The Panel on Education was part of the 3rd edition of the “Lebanese Diaspora Energy – LDE North America” that was held on the 15th and 16th of September 2018 at the “Palais des Congrès de Montréal”. This edition was characterized by its “NextGen Vibe” theme that gave the spotlight to the emerging talent with their innovative ideas, aspirations and entrepreneurial spirit.

Panel description 

Are Lebanese graduates ready to embrace the evolving tech-driven workplace? The impact of artificial intelligence and new technology on Lebanon’s higher education 

Higher education is caught amid whirlwind changes taking place. They are technological, though also demographic, social, and economic. Given the possibility – even likelihood – of being outpaced, universities need to pivot quickly. Foresight requires a swift follow-through of smart, timely, adequate responses. Engaged universities anticipate changes and make the necessary transformations. This panel is about thinking of the future – what it will look like given regional differences, academic cultures, and institutional capacity to innovate. 


  • Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D. , Vice President of Strategic Communications and External Affairs New York Institute Technology (NYIT) 
  • Rola Dagher, President, Cisco Canada 
  • Rana Ghorayeb, Senior Vice-President, Investment, Infrastructure, Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec CDPQ 
  • Steve Harvey, PhD, Dean, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut
  • Joseph G. Jabbra, Ph.D., President, Lebanese American University 
  • Nadia Naffi, Ph.D., Professor in the Educational Technology Program, Concordia University, Montréal 
  • Alan Shepard, Ph.D., President of Concordia University, Montréal 


Tania Saba, Ph.D., BMO Chaired Professor in Diversity and Governance, Professor in the School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal 

My contribution

And some pictures from this amazing event


Learn more about the LDE here.

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