A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog on free press in Israel. As I stated in the blog, Israel is ranked at a 29 on a scale of 0 to 100, 0 being complete free press and 100 being no free press. At 29, Israel is considered to have full free press, even though […]Read more "The Importance of Free Press and Free Speech"
One of my favorite things to do is try new food. When I was in Washington D.C. a few weeks ago, I decided to go to a Lebanese restaurant for lunch. I’ve never been to a traditional Lebanese restaurant before, so this was a completely new experience. I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious taste […]Read more "Middle Eastern Foods"
When many Americans think about people in the Middle East, they create stereotypes based on what they think they know. Believe it or not, people in the Middle East do the same with Americans. We all have our own stereotypes about each other, so I’m going to create a list from both points of view […]Read more "Perception vs. Reality: breaking stereotypes throughout the world"
Marisa Fiore, a friend in the GLC, and I came across a website for a peace camp for Israeli and Palestinian children and youth in the United States. This sparked our interest, as we had never seen a program like this before. As Marisa explored the opportunities for these peace camps in America, I began […]Read more "Peace Camps in the Middle East"
As a public relations major, I find it interesting to learn about how other countries use public relations and how it differs from a typical public relations job in the United States. I never thought that the Middle East would utilize PR the same way we do, but I found myself to be corrected through […]Read more "Public Relations in the Middle East"
This past week, I was in Washington D.C., for a national conference. Not only was I meeting people from all around the U.S. at this conference, but I was also exploring D.C. and submersing myself into new cultures, food and experiences. My favorite experience was by far my trip to the Newseum. As a journalism […]Read more "Extra, Extra, Read All About It"
As I tell people that I’m pursuing a Global Leadership Certificate, their first questions pertain to what I’m doing and why it’s relevant to my career. Many people don’t understand the need to relate to issues all around the world, and come together as leaders to learn about them as well as from them. Since […]Read more "The Beauty of the Unknown"
When I say the word college, we all have our own ideas of what this word entails along with everything that happens when students go to college. But, not everywhere or everyone has the same experience as you, creating a diverse range of knowledge and well-rounded group of people. College in the Middle East has […]Read more "We’re all unique, and so is our college experience"