Dr Faruk Abi Khuzam, Board member, DFSW.

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“Education is one of the gates to knowledge; and knowledge is a gateway to freedom, freedom of thought, of choice, and of action. We believe that by being exposed to the best that was ever written or thought, students will acquire wisdom. For us, mind, comes first, and is what really makes us human. The cultivation of wisdom should be an activity that never ceases. Acquired wisdom is the light under whose flood you can walk the space of life meaningfully. Having opened the door of wisdom to our students, they will ultimately take to reflection on their heritage. Your contribution is your commitment not to any education, but to the ideals of liberal education, of which American University of Beirut is a beacon.”