External Affairs

Waiver Procedure: On a routine basis Lebanese nationals contact the Foundation for assistance while seeking a waiver of the J-1 visa residency requirement from the U. S. State Department. Depending on whether these individuals have ever received funding from the Hariri Foundation for their studies in the U.S. or abroad, the Foundation will issue a letter either recommending or not recommending that a no-objection letter be sent to the U.S. State Department.

For additional information about waiver procedure, please contact  Christiane G. Buck CBuck@hfusa.org

Public Relations: The Hariri Foundation publishes its newsletter, the Hariri-Gram, which is sent to over 4,000 of its alumni and friends both here in the United States and abroad. Through the Hariri-Gram the Foundation seeks to maintain contact with its alumni and the larger community and to publicize the current activities of the Foundation. The Foundation also publicizes its activities through its web site and, when appropriate, press releases and regularly answers public inquiries about its programs.   Hariri-Gram issues

To be added to our mailing list, please send your mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address to David Thompson at  DThompson@hfusa.org

Liaison and Facilitation Services: As an important part of its ongoing activities, the Foundation  facilitates contact between institutions and organizations in the United States and their peers in Lebanon. This includes assistance to university officers as well as staff members of NGOs who, while planning visits to Lebanon, request the Foundation’s assistance in setting up meetings with the Foundation’s colleagues in Lebanon.