The 18th Annual Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture was  given by poet and activist, Dr. Mohja Kahf. The title of her reading was “I Want Milk, I Want Honey: An Afternoon of Poetry with Mohja Kahf.”

Mohja Kahf is a professor of comparative literature and Middle East studies at the University of Arkansas, where she has taught since 1995.

The Mikhail Endowment Fund was originally established through a donation from the Mikhail family to honor the work and contributions of Maryse Mikhail and her involvement in educational, philanthropic and interfaith organizations. The main purpose of the fund is to support an annual lecture dealing with Arab culture, history, politics, economics, and other aspects of life in the Middle East including issues of peace and justice. More information about the Lecture Series is available at

Support for Knowledge Stream is provided, in part, by a generous gift from The Appold Family Charitable Trust.