American University of Beirut

Awards and Recognitions

​​​We take great pride in the recognition that our hard work, dedication, and accomplishments as individuals and as a team have received over the years. We hope to motivate and inspire others to achieve their goals. The below awards and recognitions are testament to our commitment to making a positive impact in our respective fields.



  • Academic Research Award​: Problem Solvers for the Planet (by the Financial Times).
  • One of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy by Apolitical, and on the Bath University’s Thinklist 30 of the year 2022
  • The 2022 Knowledge Mobilization Excellence Award by the University of Ottawa
  • The Distinguished Scholar Award: in 2018 by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development for her leadership as the founding director of the Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership (CIBL) for Women.​
  • T​he AACSB awards as innovations that inspire for her work as a PI on the KIP and LE indices and on the SAWI project in 2022 and on the anti-sexual harassment work in 2018.

  • ​The Maria Zambrano, Spanish government award, for international scholarly talent.
  • The Fullbright Scholar, Harvard Visiting Researcher 
  • The AACSB as innovations that inspire for her role in Khaddit Beirut recovery efforts after the Beirut blast
Dr. Fida Afiouni
  • Board Designated Professorship Award, 2022 ($ 105000)​

  • The 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Arab for Social and Economic Development. 
  • The AACSB as innovations that inspire for her scholarly activism work with her colleagues in the aftermath of the Beirut blast.​

  • International Postgraduate Sponsorship Award for Highest Academic Standing to support master’s degree. Libyan Ministry of Higher education- 2006.
  • International Postgraduate Sponsorship Award for Academic Teaching Outstanding to support PhD degree-Libyan Ministry of Higher education- 2013.

Dr. Wassim Dbouk
  • 2022 Semi Finalist – McGill’s International Portfolio Challenge: guided a team of 4 IMP students to reach the semifinal (25 out of 114 universities qualified to the semifinal).
  • 2022 AACSB Innovation Award on his work as a Co-PI on the KIP and Lived Experience Indices (theme: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging).
  • 2021 and 2020 Quinnipiac University G.A.M.E Global Portfolio Management Competition (NY): Won the 3rd Place award in 2021 and the 2nd place award in 2020 for the undergraduate value portfolio category. Mentored the portfolio managers of the investment management program at OSB/AUB.
  • 2014 and 2015 OSB Research Award: Research award granted by the Olayan School of Business in recognition of advancing knowledge.

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