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"
“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"
The craziest shopping day in America is coming up and retailers are already rolling out their 2014 hours and deals. “Black Friday,” as the day after Thanksgiving is commonly referred to, is the highest sales day of the year for malls, retailers, and outlets alike. In 2013, Americans spent $12.3 billion in overall sales. Americans […]Read more "Black Friday: A Worldwide Success"
After reading and agreeing with one of my classmates, Jack McNenny, blog on the lack of foreign language in our schools, I became interested in how countries throughout the Middle East implement foreign language throughout their education, and how it differs from the United States. But They’re Just Children.. Americans tend to view the concept of […]Read more "The Power of Foreign Language"
The socialization of young women in our culture occurs through many institutions and by means of numerous materialistic items. The familial institution is crucial to how a young woman perceives herself and the world, but her peer group, school, and toys all play a role into her view of what is right and wrong, and […]Read more "Like a Girl"
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"
In the country of Iran the doors have been shut to the global market. Iran has some of the most extensive financial sanctions in the world. These sanctions are imposed upon eighty million Iranians who live in a country where sixty-five percent of the population is under 35 years old. The issues pertaining to these […]Read more "Iranian Startup Companies And Why No One Will Invest!"
Today, we will continue the discussion on differences between the U.S. and the Middle East. However, there are many more differences in infancy than pregnancy in each region, because there is no universal way to raise a child in our world. The other major idea to keep in mind is that there is no universal […]Read more "All About them Babies: Part 2"
When you think of beauty pageants, you think of young beautiful women strutting their stuff in front of judges, a live audience, and television viewers. Every year millions of people are glued to their TVs watching Miss Universe or Miss America and we all have our favorite beauty queen. We watch as they show off […]Read more "Miss Beautiful Morals"
Childbirth is a woman’s issue. Childbirth is a woman’s issue. Childbirth is a woman’s issue . . . I’ve seen this phrase countless times during my research for this post, and maybe it’s just me, but something about these five words put together in this order is extremely unsettling. My first response to this sentence […]Read more "All About them Babies: Part 1"
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"
Homecoming at Ohio University is an event that takes place every fall. The campus lights up with school spirit and festivities allowing everyone to showcase their love for the school. As an OU student, it is almost considered a part of our culture to join in on some sort of activity during Homecoming weekend. The […]Read more "Booze and Breakfast"
Ohio University has a well-known reputation for having one of the largest Halloween celebrations in the United States, and yes, the pressure of a perfect costume is oh so real. Every year around this time, I scramble to come up with a costume that’s original and entertaining. As I browsed the web last week for […]Read more "A Culture, not a Costume"
When looking at the clothing between the Middle Eastern population and the American population, we see a big difference. People in the Middle East are very conservative and people in America tend to be the exact opposite. In the Middle East, their typical style of clothing is very conservative. Many women dress in clothes that don’t […]Read more "Conservative Vs. Flashy"
Fires have been started across the Middle East from Tehran to Tunis, Aleppo to Benghazi to Cairo, and now Gaza and Tel Aviv. The Middle East is up in flames and we probably wont see them put out in our time. No one can predict where the violence will spread, or get it under control. […]Read more "Who can help Syria?"