How might we reconnect people and enhance teaching, and learning as we return to in-person learning?

Beirut Chapter
Mon, May 31, 6:00 PM (EEST)

About this event


"As parents struggle to work with their children at home due to school closures, public recognition of the essential caretaking role schools play in society has skyrocketed. As young people struggle to learn from home, parents’ gratitude for teachers, their skills, and their invaluable role in student well-being, has risen. As communities struggle to take care of their vulnerable children and youth, decision makers are having to devise new mechanisms for delivering essential services from food to education to health care. [...] Now is the time to chart a vision for how education can emerge stronger from this global crisis than ever before and propose a path for capitalizing on education’s newfound support in virtually every community across the globe." by Emiliana Vegas and Rebecca Winthrop.

About the event

Ahead of the OpenIDEO "Education (Re)Open" Challenge, the OpenIDEO Beirut Chapter in collaboration with the Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Lebanon will be hosting a panel discussion bringing together university students and teachers to discuss "How might we reconnect people and enhance teaching, and learning as we return to in-person learning?".


The panel will be moderated by Mira Hoayek, teacher at L'Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA).
The panel will welcome 4 students from the different schools / department at Saint Joseph University as well as 2 teachers.

Stay tuned as we announce them in the next days!


6.00-6.10: Introduction
6.10-6.55: Panel discussion
6.55-7.10: Q&A from the audience
7.10-7.15pm: Conclusions and Wrap-up


  • Mira Hoayek

    Mira Hoayek

    Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts

    Professor of Digital Media

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  • Noelle Ghanem

    Noelle Ghanem

    Medicus AI

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  • Mira Hoayek

    Mira Hoayek

    MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

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  • Carine Teyrouz

    Carine Teyrouz

    Chapter Organizer

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  • Valentin Klein

    Valentin Klein


    Product Manager

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