Dr. Patricia Nabti
Dr. Patricia Mihaly Nabti is the founder and director of the Learning to CARE Institute. Dr. Nabti was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California, primarily of Hungarian heritage, and is a Lebanese citizen through her husband, Dr. Michel Georges Nabti. She has lived in Lebanon since 1992, spending 2-4 months each year in California.
University of California, Berkeley 1989 PhD in Cultural Anthropology
Stanford University 1971 MA in Education
Stanford University 1970 BA in Political Science
American University of Beirut 1968-69 One year non-degree program
University of California, Berkeley 1967 Arabic language study
Cultural Anthropology - Focus on the Arab World
Cultures, Ideas, and Values Program (1989-1992)
Visiting Professor of Cultural Anthropology (1990-1992)
Frequent Faculty member of Stanford Continuing Studies Program
Frequent Lecturer for Stanford Travel/Study Program trips to the Arab World
American University of Beirut
Assistant Professor of Anthropology (1992-1998)
Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (1993-1996)
Thesis: International Emigration from a Lebanese Village: Bishmizzinis on Six Continents, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (April 1989).
- Founder and Director of the Learning to CARE Institute S.A.R.L. (January 2012-present)
- Founder and Director of the Association for Volunteer Services (1998-2012), whose mission was "to promote, facilitate, and improve volunteering and community service throughout Lebanon and beyond"
- Author of the book, Learning to CARE: Education, Volunteering, and Community Service (2006), a comprehensive guide for developing and improving school service programs
- Author: تعلّم الاهتمام: التربية والتطوع وخدمة المجتم , Arabic edition of Learning to CARE (2009)
- Regional Representative to the Arab Nations for the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) www.iave.org (2009-present)
- Coordinator of the Arab Initiative to Foster a Culture of Volunteering 2010-2011
First person in the Arab World to become a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) by the Council on Certification in Volunteer Administration, January 2011.