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Mezna Qato and Khaled Fahmy join AMQF’s Board of Trustees



Today, Monday 12 October 2020, the A.M. Qattan Foundation announced that Dr Mezna Qato and Professor Khaled Fahmy have been appointed to its Board of Trustees.


Mezna Qato is a Margaret Anstee Fellow at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. She is a historian of the modern Middle East and in particular of education, migration, development, and the social histories of Palestinians. She was previously a Spencer Fellow at the National Academy of Education, and Junior Research Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge. She co-leads the Archives of the Disappeared Research Network at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at Cambridge.


Khaled Fahmy is the Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies at Cambridge University. His research lie in the social and cultural history of the modern Middle East, with a particular focus on 19th-century Egypt.  Alongside his academic work, he follows the political and cultural developments in Egypt, is a published author, writes newspaper articles and appears in the media to talk about current affairs in Egypt and the Middle East.


Omar Al-Qattan, the Chairman, welcomed the two new members, saying: ‘a few years ago, we decided to expand membership of the Board of Trustees to include professionals and experts from different fields in education, culture, and early childhood education, in order to ensure its continuous renewal and to enrich it with new ideas and expertise from the Arab world and beyond.”