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Foreign Language Faculty Awarded Prestigious Malone Fellowship

ForLangs_IconYoussef Salhi, M.A., a Lecturer in Arabic in the Department of Foreign Languages, was one of five professors from American universities selected for the prestigious Qatar Exchange Fellowship/Malone Fellowship.

The Malone Fellowship has been offered by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations since 1984 and provides its participants with first-hand exposure to the region’s considerable cultural, economic, political, and social diversity.

Salhi will travel to Qatar with a scholarly delegation later this month and will meet with government officials, social and business leaders, educators, students, journalists, and artists. During the 2016-17 academic year, he will engage in a variety of activities, speaking engagements, and events pertaining to Qatari-U.S. relations and to Qatar’s role in regional and world affairs.

Salhi received his Master’s of Arts in Humanities with a concentration in Linguistics from the University of Louisville. Prior to Georgia Southern University, Salhi held full-time positions at Eckerd College and at the University of Tampa.

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Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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