The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Humanities


The School of Arts and Sciences supports a myriad of outreach activities, and the Department of Humanities is a fundamental part of this mission.

Here are some of the major activities organized by the Department.

Creative Writing

The Haas Mroue Creative Writing Workshop is scheduled in the Spring semester each year in memory of Haas (nee Hassib) Mroue—writer, traveler, friend, a man of the word and of the world—who died suddenly in 2007 at the age of 41. It brings together individuals from the LAU and Beirut communities to work on such features as short story writing and poetry writing. It is funded by Mrs. Najwa Mounla, the mother of Haas Mroue, and is offered by the Department of Humanities.

Interested? Email

Public Speech Contest


The English Speaking Union runs an inter-university competition after which the winner gets to participate in the International Speech Competition that will be held in London between May 12 - 16, 2014. HSBC funds both the individual national competition and the International competition in London.The Department hosted the 14th National English Speaking Union Competition, and the theme of this year’s competition was “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. 

Interested? Email or  

 Arabic Literature Today

The Department organized a series of Arabic Lectures focusing on Arabic literature today. Speakers included: Joumana Haddad (Literature and Gender), Abbass Beydoun (Arabic Poetry), Nidal AL Ashkar (Arabic Drama), among others.

Interested? Email  

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