NEWPORT, R.I. – As part of a four-day visit to Salve Regina University this month, Dr. Hiba Khodr of the American University of Beirut will present a lecture on “Public Policymaking in the Arabian Gulf: Realities and Aspirations.”
Khodr’s lecture, free and open to the public, will be given on Monday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue.
Khodr, assistant professor of political studies and public administration, started working at the American University of Beirut as a part-time faculty member in 2006. Her involvement with the university dates back to 1988 when she earned her bachelor of science degree in mathematics.
Because of the war in the 1980s, Khodr left Lebanon to further her education in the United States. She earned another bachelor of science in diagnostic medical sonography in 1992, followed by a master of science in instructional technology in 1993, both from Rochester Institute of Technology.
She then worked as a diagnostic medical sonographer in different hospitals in the United States, before completing her doctorate in public administration from Florida State University in 2005.
At AUB, Khodr is currently researching health care policy in Lebanon from a historical perspective, particularly in terms of the challenges regarding cost, access and quality. Collecting data is a challenge as “government officials and health care professionals, though extremely supportive, unfortunately lack sufficient data for good research.”
Khodr’s visit to Salve Regina is being coordinated by the departments of international studies and political science. In addition to giving a public lecture during her stay, Khodr will be meeting with Salve Regina classes and faculty.