“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.“- Nelson Mandela As I’ve expressed repeatedly since beginning my journey with the Global Leadership Center, this program has opened my mind to so much of the world that I had never before considered. A great part about my college experience in […]Read more "World History: An Educational Necessity"
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about some of the major environmental concerns within the Middle East and how these issues are often overlooked because of the political unrest of the region. I’ve since been interested as to what actions are being taken by people in the Middle East to preserve their land. While […]Read more "Environmental Spotlight: Friends of the Earth Middle East"
During a trip over the weekend, I had the pleasure of exploring the Art Institute of Chicago. As I wandered through the extensive collection and viewed masterpiece after masterpiece, many of which define moments and reflect attitudes about Western culture, I began to think about the history of art in the Middle East. I discovered […]Read more "Exploring Islamic Art"
With all of the political strife and unrest in the Middle East, it is easy for people to overlook other problems in the area. That can come at a great cost to the people of this region, who rely on natural resources for all aspects of life. Some of the most prominent environmental concerns are […]Read more "An Issue Overlooked: Environmental Concerns in the Middle East"
One of the main goals of the Global Leadership Certificate Program at Ohio University is to promote cross-cultural awareness and international communication. Many of us aspire to spend time abroad in the future, and some of us would even like to work in another country someday. In order to do that successfully, it’s necessary to […]Read more "The More You Know: A Guide to Professional Etiquette in the Middle East"
Earlier this year, a Broadway adaptation of Disney’s 1992 movie Aladdin opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City. It received mostly positive critical reviews upon its premiere and was nominated for 5 Tony Awards, with James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the role of Genie, taking home the award for best featured actor in a […]Read more "A Whole New World of Controversy"
Ever since the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June and the subsequent airstrikes and violence in the region, the eyes of the world have been focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and for months, world leaders have been contributing to the ongoing global discussion about the crisis. One such leader is newly-elected […]Read more "A Will to Peaceful Coexistence: Sweden to Recognize Palestinian State"
The world is fascinated with music. It’s one thing that gives everyone the capacity to express their stories and emotions. It is through this shared connection to music that singing competition shows have risen to such great popularity. We watch contestants on these shows that inspire and entertain us, and by voting, we are able […]Read more "Arab Idol: More than Music"