Hicham Awad

Adjunct Instructor
Writing Associate

Hicham Awad holds an MA in Film and Visual Studies from Harvard University and has taught courses in film and media history, as well as studio art, at Harvard and the American University of Beirut (AUB). His writing explores subjects such as the British films of Jerzy Skolimowski; Lebanese sociologist Waddah Sharara’s writings on film, and cinema and/against television in the work of French film critics Jean-Claude Biette, Serge Daney, and Louis Skorecki.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.