2011-12 Committee


President:  Ali Ahmad

I am a second year PhD student at the department of Engineering.  I was born and raised in Beirut-Lebanon where I also completed my first degree in Physics. I am glad to have the chance to be the President of the Cambridge University Arab Society for the 2011-2012. Being part of the society since September 2009 has given me the opportunity to work alongside other members on planning and implementing many of the events that you may have attended and hopefully enjoyed. I look forward to meeting the newcomers at the Cambridge University Societies Fair on Tuesday 4th – Wednesday 5th of October 2011. If you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me.


Secretary:  Rana Bilbeisi

Rana A. Bilbeisi was born and raised in Amman- Jordan. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Concordia University, Montreal- Canada in 2005. She then completed her M.Sc. degree in Medicinal Chemistry at McGill University in 2008. Currently, Rana is working towards her doctorate degree in University of Cambridge. Her hobbies and interests are reading, cooking and outdoor activities.


Cultural Officer: Jad Abi-Esber

Hi! I’m Jad, a first year engineer at Magdalene College. I’m Lebanese, but was born and raised in Abu Dhabi. Arab culture is deeply rooted in the past and has matured over the millennia to become one of the most diverse and interesting living cultures. Through the various events we organise, we hope to share our culture and shed some light on pressing issues in the region; as well as to bring to Cambridge some Arab hospitality and of course lots of shawarma, tabouleh and hummus (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIybz6axr1Q). Don’t hesitate to contact me on ja485@cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or if you’d like a great hummus recipe!


Vice President: Thuqan Al-Hindawi

My name is Thuqan Al Hindawi. I am Jordanian. I am nineteen years old and studying engineering. During the past months, I have been extremely moved by what is happening in the Arab world; in what has been known as the “Arab Spring”. Arab youth all over the Arab world are leading and spearing the peaceful revolutions in their quest for democracy, dignity, fairness, and equality. As a result, dictatorships are falling and will continue to do so. Arabs all over the world are holding their heads up in pride for what they were able to achieve. I genuinely believe that Arab students at Cambridge currently have a golden opportunity to engage themselves in University social and cultural activities that accurately reflect the true meaning of being a proud Arab.

Senior Treasurer: Mustapha Amrani

General committee members:

Ghadir Ibrahim

Dina Tahboub

The committee can be contacted at arab@cusu.cam.ac.uk

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