TEACH Fellows at the Bahrain National Museum.
Learning at the Bahrain Science Centre in Isa Town, Bahrain.
Teachers enjoy new technology at Carnegie Mellon University - Doha.
Students from the DeBakey High school in Qatar take a break from finals with TEACH Fellow Dunn Woods.
A group of twelve teachers from across America have a new perspective to add to their curriculums in the upcoming school year, after returning from Bahrain and Qatar as part of the 4th Annual TEACH Fellowship (Teachers Educating Across Cultures in Harmony). An annual Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce initiative, TEACH is a cross-cultural exchange program between educators from the United States and the Arab world. The 10-day trip to the Kingdom of Bahrain and State of Qatar gave participants the chance to immerse themselves in Arab culture, meeting with business, academic and government leaders, and reviewing best practices in education, teaching methodology and the classroom. This year's TEACH Initiative focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To read more, please click here.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting this year's TEACH Fellowship:
On June 22, 2012, the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (BUSACC) partnered with the Governor's Office, State of Illinois to promote opportunities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Governor Pat Quinn and Duaine Priestley, International Trade Advisor for BUSACC, provided an overview of the many ways companies could capitalize on this growing market. Notable leaders in energy, infrastructure, healthcare and education took part in discussions regarding how BUSACC works to facilitate profitable business relationships between the regions.
Mr. Duaine Preistley presenting "MENA Trade and Investment Opportunities" in Sandy Springs, Georgia
On June 26th, 2012, the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (BUSACC) partnered with the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber to present a workshop on conducting business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The program was keynoted by Ambassador Patrick Theros, President of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council and former U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar. Panelists included:
- Duaine A. Priestley, International Trade Advisor, BUSACC
- Tamer Cavusgil, PhD, Executive Director, Georgia State University - Center for International Business and Educational Research (GSU - CIBER)
- Sam Cherribi, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Emory University
- Ihsen Ketata, PhD, Director, GSU - CIBER
- Bachir Mihoubi, CEO, Francounselgroup (International Franchise Development)