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Ambassador Jawad Receives Honorary Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Education at Argosy University

On November 3, Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad was honored with an honorary Doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Education from Argosy University. The Ambassador gave Argosy’s commencement address entitled, “The Importance of Education,” at the historic DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.

Argosy President Dr. Barry T. Ryan congratulated the Ambassador, who was introduced by Argosy professor Dr. Nahid Aziz. On this special occasion, the Ambassador chose to focus on the rebuilding of the Afghanistan’s education system, as well as the importance of global leadership and responsibility.

“As I look around me today, in this impressive hall, I notice that I am surrounded by future leaders. You are our future. Our beautiful planet belongs to you,” said the Ambassador.  “You represent the universal desire we all hold for freedom, justice and prosperity in our global village. As human beings, we all seek and need peace and security. We all demand and deserve prosperity and dignity. And we are the limbs of the same body, as one of greatest poet of Persian language, Saadi, has said.” 

The Ambassador drew parallels between the establishment of Democracy in the United States of America, and the struggle for freedom in Afghanistan. “This is the same struggle we Afghans are undergoing now. We are re-building our state, our nation, our economy, and at the same time fighting international terrorism,” said the Ambassador.

Ambassador Jawad outlined Afghanistan’s wide-reaching plan to rebuilding their decimated education system. Under our new Constitution, the Government of Afghanistan has taken the responsibility of paying for all of its citizens, male or female, to go not only to school but also to college.  The Afghan government’s plan is to construct five major universities in urban centers and to establish community colleges in all 34 provinces.

The Ambassador concluded his speech by appealing to the audience to support Afghanistan’s education sector and outlined a number of opportunities for them to make a difference in the country. “Do you know that there are only two Clinical Psychologists in Afghanistan; a nation of about 26 million people. If you can help train two additional Psychologists you would double the existing capacity of the country. As we are re-building our universities, we are also in need of new faculty and talents. We welcome those among you that want to lend a hand to train our teachers and professors,” said the Ambassador.  

Argosy University, with 18 campus locations in 12 states, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degrees to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched and enlarged by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. With one of the largest graduate student communities in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. The institution also offers bachelor's degree programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).

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