Doha Institute Board of Trustees held its meeting on Sunday 28 October 2018, chaired
by Dr. Azmi Bishara, Chair of the Board at the DI campus in Doha. The meeting
was attended by H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, PhD, Vice Chair of the
Board; and the board members: Dr. Ahmad Dallal; Dr. Laurie Brand; Dr. Dina
Khoury; Dr. Ebrahim Moosa; Dr. Wail Benjelloun; Dr. Khalil Hindi and Dr. Ghanim
Al-Najjar. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Yasir Suleiman Malley, Acting
President of the DI.
standing committees held its meetings the day before, including the Financial
and Administrative Audit Committee chaired by Dr. Al-Thani, the Nominations
Committee chaired by Dr. Bishara, the Financial Affairs and Planning Committee
chaired by Dr. Benjelloun and the Academic Affairs Committee chaired by
Board 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. The Board approved the recommendations of the Academic Affairs
Committee regarding the Master of Critical Security Studies program (MCSS). The
members discussed the initial proposal for a Master of Human Rights program,
approved a number of PhD policies at the Institute, in addition to approving
the decision of the Promotion Committee for the academic year 2017/2018, ratified
the appointment of the newly appointed faculty members to the rank of Associate
Professor and Professor.
Board of Trustees discussed recommendations from the Financial and
Administrative Audit Committee following the Annual Internal Audit Report and
the Internal Audit Charter, as well as the recommendations of the Financial
Affairs and Planning Committee regarding the budget for the academic year 2018/2019.
The recommendations were approved by the Board after discussion.
the meeting, the members of the Board also listened to the Institute Progress
Report, presented by Dr. Malley. At the end of the meeting, a special session
was held to discuss the DI Strategic Plan, which included members of the Board
of Trustees and members of the Strategic Plan Drafting Committee at the
Institute. This committee is chaired by Dr. Malley and included Dr. Hend Al Muftah,
Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Dr. Abdelwahab
El-Affendi, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Soleman
Abu-Bader, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Social Work, Dr. Abderrahim
Benhadda, Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Faical Al Mansouri, Acting Dean of
School of Public Administration and Development Economics, Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat,
Program Chair of the Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action Program, and Ms.
Olfat Hammad, Director of Planning, Development and Documentation at the DI.
next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Institute was scheduled for the
end of March 2019 in Doha.