The New Face of the Middle East

April 20, 2011

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Youthful, rebellious, romantic young people in trendy sunglasses, and stylish jeans who share their experiences with university students overseas through Skype . Sounds like you or someone you know? Well, this is the new Middle East. “Young people will be the voice and the face of Islam and Muslims now,” says Asad Jafri, Director of […]

Contrasts of Neatness

March 26, 2011

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It has been almost three weeks since my visit to Alexandria, Egypt where about 40 journalists gathered to discuss various issues. You can check the recollection of some of the Tweets here. The conference and the discussions were all serious and inspiring, however, Alexandria’s toilet hygiene impressed me the most. My brother appreciates a locale, […]

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Stereotypical Trip Turns Into a Complete Cultural Immersion

July 9, 2010

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Ric Gazarian, an entrepreneur in his 30s, was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.  Having been to all 7 continents and traveled to 70 countries, he had never been to his native Armenia.  In 2003 he felt the need to experience what it is like being in Armenia and asked his father to accompany him.  […]

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The Power of Music

June 21, 2010

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While Invisible Bridges is trying to build bridges between cultures Millennium Park and its Music Without Borders concerts series is destroying any conventional cultural boundaries! Every summer since 2007, Chicago’s Millennium Park, mainly its Jay Pritzker Pavilion, turns into a mock United Nations assembly, where many nations are represented and many voices are heard – […]

Posted in: Art, Culture

X-Cultural Flexibility

June 12, 2010

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My brother, nicknamed Tant – short for our family name – is an international student at Brandeis University working on his Masters Degree in International Business. Born and raised in Armenia, he has lived in Canada, Russia and England. For as long as I can remember, he has been enrolled in head-spinning projects and progressive […]

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Explore Dream Discover

May 17, 2010

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 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain I saw this quote and realized: my first […]

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Change One Can Make

April 4, 2010

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Take a look at how one Syrian family living in Pakistan  can bring a change to so many families in this volatile country,  often seen as one of the most dangerous countries of our time.

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