An Najah Signs an MOU with the University of La Verne
On Monday, February 24th An Najah National University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of La Verne in California, United States. The MoU was signed by Dr. Robert Ruiz, the Chair of the Rhetoric and Communication Studies Department and Dr. Mohammed Subu, An Najah’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The MoU focuses on the cooperation and exchange of research and pedagogy in the field of debate and has formalized a growing partnership between the two institutions. Since 2019, The University of La Verne has supported An-Najah's efforts to develop their debate programming starting with the sponsorship of debaters to attend their tournament in March 2019 in the United States and followed up by regular virtual trainings between debate team members.
In 2020, An Najah became the recipient of a Fulbright grant to collaborate with Dr. Ruiz to develop the debate curricula at An Najah as well as advance the technical abilities of the An Najah University Debate Society (NNUDS).
The collaboration will take place over three visits of Dr. Ruiz with his team members and the first one will conclude on February 26th. The first visit included several intensive debate trainings in English and Arabic as well as the organization of a national virtual debate tournament.