AIA Lecturer/Host: Tarek Swelim

Associate Professor of Islamic Art & Architecture at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha.

Tarek Swelim is Associate Professor of Islamic Art & Architecture, and Urban Design & Architecture, on the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha. A native Egyptian, he is an expert on the art, architecture, and history of the Middle East and has been lecturing on tours throughout Egypt, North Africa, and the Middle East since 1979, including eight previous AIA-sponsored tours. Tarek received his BSc from Heiwan University, his MA from the AmericaUniversity in Cairo, and his PhD in Islamic art and architecture from Harvard.