Eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering
Eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium

Eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium


Based on the success of the long-standing NAS-organized Kavli Frontiers of Science aimed at promoting interdisciplinary collaboration among young scientists and researchers, NASEM first started the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program in 2011.

It has been modeled after the existing bilateral Frontiers programs, with such countries as Germany, India, and China providing for the overall program structure but leaving enough flexibility to adopt it to regional needs. The online symposium is participant driven and as such we have an organizing committee of young researchers who identify topics, select speakers, and chair the session during the Frontiers. 

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Co-Chairs’ Welcome Message

It is our great honor to welcome you to the eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium. This online event convenes talented US and Arab scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to discuss major scientific advances on a wide array of topics relevant to the Middle East, North Africa,and globally. 

The 2021 Arab-American Frontiers Symposium will be an unforgettable event with broad but meaningful technical content, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a superb social program. The speakers at this event are experts in their respective fields and will gather to discuss and explore some of the world’s most challenging issues. We envisage that the symposium will provide an ideal platform to develop mutually beneficial partnerships  for all participants from across the Arab world and the US over the three days. We hope that your discussions and explorations of the themes will advance research aimed at solving these critical challenges and lead to effective, fruitful discussions and collaborations between participants across disciplines from the US and the Arab world.

We have planned a rich social online program including a welcoming reception and social tour of the most spectacular attractions of Doha, as well as technical tours to the state-of-the-art labs in Education City. You will have the opportunity to experience and observe the distinctive Qatari culture and the beauty of Doha.

Dr. Dena Al Thani
Symposium Co-Chair

Dr. Leonard Pease
Symposium Co-Chair