American Univesity of Beirut

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    ​​What is the Debs Center?

    The Debs Center is the official North American headquarters of the American University of Beirut (AUB), which is located in Beirut, Lebanon. It is named in honor of Dr. Richard A. Debs, chairman emeritus of the AUB Board of Trustees. The center houses the university's North American executive, communications, development, and alumni relations offices.


    A private state-of-the-art video conferencing facility, the Debs Center also hosts lectures, receptions, conferences, and meetings throughout the year.


    Information about upcoming events including the New York-Beirut Briefing can be found here .


    Where is the Debs Center located?

    The Debs Center is located in New York City on the 8th floor of 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. The street address is 305 East 47th Street between First and Second Avenues. It is directly across from Katharine Hepburn Garden.


    What kind of events does the Debs Center host? 

    The Debs Center hosts book signings, wine tastings, lectures, and most prominently a series of transcontinental academic discussions known as Beirut Briefings, which feature academics in Beirut and New York connecting via live video over on-the-ground research from the Arab World. 


    How do I get information about AUB?

    Please visit our website. All prospective students or employees in North America can also request an AUB information packet by emailing Carole Vanet at


    How do I update my contact information?

    If you are an AUB alumnus, you can join the AUB Online Community and update your contact information here.  


    How do I submit a class note to MainGate, AUB's alumni magazine?

    Email to submit a class note, update your mailing address, or for any other issue related to the magazine.


    How do I give to AUB online?

    You can make an online gift here. The site is completely secure. Thank you!


    How do I apply for academic programs or jobs at AUB?

    To apply for academic programs at AUB, go to the admissions website where you can apply online and find information about the degree programs that AUB offers. You can also email the Office of Admissions directly at if you have specific questions.

    Academic and non-academic employment opportunities at the university can be found on the AUB website here. Openings at the AUB Medical Center (AUBMC) are published here

    AUB also advertises all academic and management positions on the Chronicle of Higher Education website.

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