Nadia Ahmed Touba, an Egyptian scholar, will give a free 
public lecture entitled, “Efforts to Reform the Egyptian Educational System: Where Are We Now in ?” at 7 p.m. March 25. The lecture will be in the John Gray Center Auditorium on the Lamar University campus.Egypt
Touba will be the second international scholar to visit Lamar this semester to talk to assistant professor Dominic Beggan’s Middle East Politics class. Beggan traveled to and last summer as a Fulbright Scholar and gathered research for the class, which began in January.EgyptIsrael
The visit is a joint venture between Lone Star College-North Harris and Lamar University. Touba will speak at LSC-North Harris Performing Arts Theatre at noon March 24.
 “While I was in , I listened to the exact lecture Dr. Touba is going to give here. It was amazing how she made you feel like you were in any ,” said Beggan. “Dr. Touba talksAmerican cityCairo
 about the same reform in that we experienced in America, and I think our students will be able to relate.”Egypt
Touba has a long history in the academic world as a lecturer, author and presenter and has worked on numerous projects developing English-language instruction in . Her extensive work history includes assistant professor, consultant, senior standards specialist and program specialist. Touba currently serves as an associate professor of English modern language methodology at Alexandria University in .EgyptEgypt
Touba earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Alexandria, a master’s degree from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, all in education.
Touba is a member of numerous educational societies and standards committees in .  She has published 22 research articles, 10 books and has given more than 40 presentations world wide.Egypt
The lecture, which is funded by the political science department and office of Dean Brenda Nichols, is open to the public and free of charge.
For more information, contact Beggan at .(409) 880-7801
For information on the LSC-North Harris lecture, call Theresa McGinley at .(281) 618-5586