NYU Abu Dhabi unveils books at launch of anniversary programme

Forms part of the two-day celebrations. 

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has released a new oral history book on the founding of the university. 

Titled The Origin StoryAn Oral History of the Founding of NYU Abu Dhabi 2005-2010the book contains exclusive commentary from those who were instrumental in the vision and development of NYUAD.  

The book includes the driving forces behind the founding of the university including Her Highness Sheikha Mariam bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority and NYU Trustee His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Chair of Tamkeen and NYU Trustee Rima Al Mokarrab, as well as NYU President Emeritus John Sexton, and NYUAD Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann. 

The book launch coincides with NYUAD’s 10-year anniversary celebrations.

Running from 21 to 22 September, there will be a series of virtual activations with guests including former French President François Hollande, His Excellency Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri, His Excellency Omar Al Olama, Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Her Excellency Sara Musallem, His Excellency Zaki Nusseibeh, and Dr. Jane Goodall taking part. 

A feature length film, This is NYU Abu Dhabi, by Anthony Geffen of Atlantic Productions will also premiere during the event. 

To enjoy the activations head to NYU Abu Dhabi  



For more arts and culture, check out Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life


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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.