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Carnegie Endowment Announces The Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Beirut, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today the renaming of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut to honor Malcolm H. Kerr, the late American scholar of the Middle East and former president of the American University of Beirut. Henceforth, the center will be known as the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center.A a??Renaming the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut to honor Malcolm Kerr is deeply fitting,a?? said Carnegie President William J. Burns. a??Malcolm Kerra??s intellectual honesty, generosity of spirit, and genuine belief in the promise of the region and its people have been an example to many scholars who came after. The Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center will carry on his legacy a?? continuing to provide a public space for the next generation of Arabs to debate, discuss, and write their own future.a??A a??My family and I are honored that the Carnegie center in Beirut is being named for Malcolm,a?? said Ann Kerr, Malcolma??s wife and American University of Beirut trustee emeritus. a??The work being done there so closely reflects his hopes for the Arab region where he was born and raised. He would be happy to know that Arab scholars are deeply engaged in thinking about long-term solutions to Arab problems.a??
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