The Syrian Students Society at the American Univeristy of Beirut (AUB) receiving Syrian comedian Duraid Lahham at Mary Dodge Hall in March 1974

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The news peice was published in AUB's magazine OUTLOOK. Duraid Lahham visited AUB with his stage partner Nihad Qali after having performed in several TV shows that were popular in Lebanon, like Hamam al-Hanna (1968) and Sah al-Nawm (1971). Twenty-five years later, Lahham was hosted by the Syrian Culture Club at AUB, where he was given the Lebanese Order of Merit by President Emille Lahhoud in 1999. In 2010, Lahham was granted an honorary PhD from AUB.