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Steering Committee

The AGYA is independent in respect to the content and forms of its academic activities. The activities of the AGYA are carried out by its members and coordinated by the Steering Committee consisting of three Arab and three German members. They invest a significant amount of effort and time to establish a network of cooperation partners by meeting politicians and leaders of academic institutions in the 22 Arab member states and Germany. The AGYA has two Co-Presidents. Prof. Dr. Zeina Hobaika  holds the office of the Arab Co-President and Dr. Jan Friesen acts as German Co-President. Together with the other members of the Steering Committee, they represent the AGYA regularly at international conferences and actively engage in exchange with leading academic institutions in Germany and the Arab world.

Members of the Steering Committee

Anis Ben Amor

University of Tunis El Manar, Higher Institute of Humanities, Department of Applied Languages

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Zeina Hobaika

Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

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Olfa Khelifi

Engineering, Environmental Studies
University of Tunis El Manar Higher Institute of Applied Biological Sciences

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Jan Friesen

Environmental Studies
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Catchment Hydrology

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Ahmed N. Hegazy

Medicine, Gastroenterology
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (CBF), Medical Department

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Lena-Maria Möller

Law, Middle East Studies
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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