Doha Institute Board of Trustees (BoT) held its tenth meeting on Saturday October
12, 2019 in Doha. Headed by Dr. Azmi Bishara, Chair of the Board, the meeting
was attended by His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Vice Chair
of the Board, and board members Dr. Ahmad Dallal, Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Dr. Khalil
Hindi, Dr. Dina Khoury, Dr. Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, Dr. Aziz Al-Azmeh, Dr. Ghanim Al-Najjar, Dr.
Laurie Brand and Dr. Wail Benjelloun as well as Dr. Yasir Suleiman Malley,
Acting President of the DI.
of the BoT’s standing committees were held in the morning session, including
the Academic Affairs Committee chaired by Dr. Dallal; the Financial Affairs and
Planning Committee chaired by Dr. Benjelloun and the Financial and
Administrative Audit Committee chaired by His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Abdulla bin
the meeting the board members reviewed the items on the agenda and discussed
the progress on the recommendations agreed upon in the last meeting. The BoT
standing committees chairs then submitted the committee recommendations for
discussion and approval. The board members were then briefed on the final organizational
chart of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), whose restructuring and
merging of the Psychology and Social Work Programs under the umbrella of the
School of Social Sciences and Humanities was approved in the last meeting.
BoT members also discussed some of the DI’s academic and policy frameworks and
endorsed appointments of new faculty members for the positions of Professor and
Associate Professor. Based on the recommendation of the Financial Affairs and
Planning Committee, the Board also approved the detailed financial budget for
the academic year 2019/2020.
to the board was also Dr. Malley’s DI progress report, which focused on the
most important issues and achievements since the last meeting, in addition to
the performance appraisal questionnaire prepared for the faculty and
next board meeting is scheduled for March 2020 in Doha.