Patricia Nabti


Dr. Patricia Nabti was born and raised in northern California, earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at both Stanford University and the American University of Beirut. She has lived in Lebanon since 1992 as an American expat and a naturalized Lebanese citizen.

Nabti founded and directed the Association for Volunteer Services 1998-2012, based in Beirut, through which she initiated and directed The Arab Initiative to Foster a Culture of Volunteering (2010-2011) in collaboration with the Arab Thought Foundation. She is the Director of the Learning to CARE Institute, which provides consulting in the Arab world on all aspects of volunteerism. She is also the Executive Director of Volunteer for Lebanon, an organization established in 2015 “to promote, facilitate, and improve volunteering throughout Lebanon.” '

She wrote two books in the field: Learning to CARE: Education, Volunteering, and Community Service and Corporate Volunteering in the Arab Region (both available in English and Arabic). She was the Regional Representative for the Arab Nations for the International Association for Volunteer Effort – IAVE (2009-2015). She is currently (2020) working with the Lebanese University Task Force (LUTF), which is coordinating the efforts of volunteers throughout the country in a wide range of fields to address the critical problems caused by the global pandemic and the economic crisis in Lebanon.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020