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Sandra Whitehead is a journalist, author and educator. As a journalist in the United States for more than 20 years, she has been recognized with national and regional awards. She is also the author of Lebanese Americans, published by Marshall Cavendish, New York. She teaches journalism at Marquette University in the United States, where she is a Center for Peacemaking Faculty Scholar and faculty participant in the Marquette Democracy Project. Her research interests include the use of literary journalism in cross cultural/international reporting, international collaborative online learning, peace journalism and the media’s role in war and peace. She is engaged in developing internationally collaborative online journalism education between Marquette University and universities in Lebanon and around the world. Sandra taught in Lebanon for seven years at Rafik Hariri University, where she was also chair of the Language and Humanities Department. She is blessed with a loving family – her husband Abdulaziz Aleiou and three children, Ali, Aisha and Adam.
“I’ve got a question for Beirut,” says a young man projected on a large screen at the front of my classroom at Rafik Hariri University (RHU) in Mechref. “What’s it like to have that conflict in your backyard?” A web...
Founded in 1985 by lawyer Dr. Melhem Emile Khalaf, Offre Joie is an independent Lebanese non-governmental humanitarian organization. Q & A with Offre Joie What is the vision of Offre Joie? Offre Joie started during the Civil War, when some of us...
American Lebanese Syrian Club of Milwaukee  When Michel Bitar moved from east Beirut to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A., in 1969 to go to the acclaimed Milwaukee School of Engineering, he found fellow Lebanese through the American Lebanese Syrian Club of Milwaukee...
At the beginning of SEAL’s third decade, it’s time for the next generation to step up. At Social & Economic Action for Lebanon’s annual gala in New York in September, (SEAL) President George Bitar told the audience of elegantly dressed...
Photos by Ala'a Sukhni, ARIJ “Against the odds, investigative journalism persists in the Middle East,” beams a headline in the Columbia Journalism Review, the leading publication for media industry professionals and academics. And one organization of watchdogs—Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism—is largely responsible. ARIJ Executive Director...