Prof. Dr. Mirahan Farag

Prof. Dr. Mirahan Farag, also known as Mirahan Zedan, M. Mirahan-Farag, and Mirahan Farag Orabi, is a full professor of Fashion Design at Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt. She has been working in higher education in full-time teaching and development positions for over 22 years. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Art and Fashion Criticism and currently working at King Abdul-Aziz University in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. She has held research positions in Philosophy and Fine Arts departments at the University of Reading, UK, and in the Center for Contemporary Art Research at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Mirahan-Farag has published one book and 20 academic papers in the field of philosophy of art and fashion criticism, fashion education, textiles, and CSR.

Moreover, Dr. Mirahan-Farag is an Internationally Certified Trainer and Human Resources Development Consultant (CT)® from the IBCT (International Board of Certified Trainers); an internationally-certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) from the NCDA (National Career Development Association) in the U.S., and certified as a Professional Translator from  The School of Continuing Education at The American University in Cairo (AUC). Furthermore, Dr. Mirahan-Farag was a fellow at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, the U.S. in 2009. She has also obtained many professional certificates in different disciplines, such as Statistics,  Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Management.

 

As an expert in training, Dr. Mirahan-Farag is highly specialized in designing and developing educational and training programs. She has created and delivered several training courses in different disciplines for different types of audiences, from laypeople to university professors and leaders of higher education as well as top management staff in a number of companies in Egypt and some Arab countries.

 

As a member and co-founder of many civil society organizations, Dr. Mirahan-Farag has more than 12 years of experience working in civil society. She has been an active initiator, organizer, and participant of different interfaith dialogue, peace education, and civic engagement events and activities. Moreover, Dr. Mirahan-Farag has also been engaged in various creative activities as a curator of fashion galleries, designer for stage and industry, as well as a facilitator of art workshops in several contexts.

 

With this experience in education and civil society, Dr. Mirahan-Farag believes that education policymaking is the key to education reform. She is currently interested in finding new ways of education development by creating new education systems and policies. Since she has worked in career counseling, she is currently interested in studying the possibilities of creating and funding education systems and policies that are built on the idea of connecting school education to future careers. She believes that pre-university education needs to prepare students early enough for the job market to avoid wasting a lot of state resources and spending too many years of children's lives doing what they are not naturally prepared to do. Dr. Mirahan-Farag believes that fulfilling students' potential helps achieve a happier and more stable, peaceful, and productive society.