Board of Trustees of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies held its sixth
meeting on Sunday, October 15, 2017 on campus. The meeting was led by Dr. Azmi
Bishara, Chair of the Board, and attended by its members: H.E. Sheikh Abdulla
bin Ali Al-Thani, PhD, Vice Chair of the Board; Dr. Ahmad Dallal; Dr. Taher
Kanaan; Dr. Laurie Brand; Dr. Dina Khoury; Dr. Wail Benjelloun; and newest
member Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, who joined the board following the joint decision
taken at the previous meeting. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Yasir
Suleiman Malley, Acting President of the DI.
discussed the agenda items of this meeting, and reviewed the measures
undertaken following decisions of their previous meeting. The chairs of the
standing committees of the Board raised their recommendations from the
committees’ meetings, which were held on Saturday October 14, 2017. The Academic
Affairs Committee, chaired by Dr. Ahmad Dallal, met to review the latest
Master's programs’ files, which were launched at the beginning of the current
academic year after it was approved by the Board of Trustees in its last
meeting. The Academic Affairs Committee also discussed updates on the “Academic
Advising Policy”, and reviewed the report on the establishment of a PhD degree
at the DI.
the committee discussed the “Promotions Committee” report, and the
recommendations of the DI Acting President to appoint the new deans of the
School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SOSH) and the School of Psychology
and Social Work (SOPSW), as well the appointment of the new full-time faculty
members of the ranks of “Associate Professor and Professor”, for the approval of
the Board of Trustees.
Affairs and Planning Committee, headed by Dr. Wail Benjelloun, also met to
review the 2018 Financial Budget Estimate, and the amendments proposed to the
DI “Procurement Policy”. The Financial and Administrative Audit Committee,
chaired by H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, PhD, and the Nominations
Committee, headed by Dr. Azmi Bishara, also held their meetings on Saturday.
Following discussion, the Board adopted the recommendations of its standing
the meeting, the members of the Board also listened to the Institute progress
report, presented by Dr. Yasir Suleiman Malley, who also presented the
objectives achieved over the previous two years, in line with the Institute's
strategic plan. The next annual meeting of the DI Board of Trustees was
scheduled to be held in Doha, March 2018.