George A. Kiraz is the founder and director of Beth Mardutho. He founded Beth Mardutho in 1992 as an institution dedicated to furthering the study of Syriac and the Syriac tradition throughout the world. He has personally directed many projects through Beth Mardutho, and his own personal library forms a significant portion of the Beth Mardutho Research Library. George has taught Syriac in Princeton, Rutgers, and the POLIS Institute (Jerusalem). He has an MPhil and PhD in Computational Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, where he wrote his thesis on computing the morphology of Arabic and Syriac.
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