The French department participates in the Goncourt East Choice
Under the supervision of Professor Shereen Kakish, 13 students from the French Department participated in the Goncourt East Choice, which is an academic award for Francophone literary novels awarded by French-speaking students. This participation was organized by the Middle East Regional Directorate of the AUF in cooperation with the French Institute in Beirut and the French Institutes and embassies in the Middle East. This was under the sponsorship of the Goncourt Academy. 33 universities from 11 countries in the region participated in this award, and the number of participating students reached 500. This award is one of the oldest French literary prizes. The best novel for this year was chosen on January 14, 2022, and the student Mervat Haddadin represented the University of Jordan on the day of the final deliberations and the final vote for the winning novel in Beirut.