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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Voice of the Diaspora

Take Lebanon with you in your heart, wherever you go. And remember to come HOME often!

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Naima Shalhoub Live from Beirut

Photo by: Sarah Deragon Lebanese-American musician collaborates to bring a message of hope. “Why am I here? Let me think out loud for a minute,” said Naima Shalhoub, Lebanese-American singer, in an interview with HOME Magazine...
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My Father’s Story: The Life of California State Assemblyman, Katcho Achadjian

It was a familiar day in San Luis Obispo, California. The clouds had yet again extended their vacation, allowing soft sunshine to blanket the Bishop Peak mountainside. Its warmth reached down and around into...
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Are We the World’s Most Successful Diaspora? Maybe!

The Lebanese diaspora shows up on many observers’ short lists of the most successful diaspora in the world. Why? I was driving HOME from work, listening to public radio, when Stephen Dubner, host of “Freakonomics,” a weekly podcast,...
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Linking Lebanon and the Ivory Coast: Dr. Joseph Khoury’s Big Plans

Joseph Khoury, M.D., spent most of his life in Ivory Coast. All the while, his heart beats for Lebanon. Now he wants to build houses, roads and bridges to link his two HOMEs. Born in Lebanon, Dr....
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Jad Barsoum: Advising Quebec’s Head of State

He is a young lawyer, bold and ferociously ambitious. Now operational advisor for Quebec's 31st premier, Phillippe Couillard, Jad Barsoum has worked his way up. Barsoum began his career in 2009 as a lawyer at Joli-Coeur Lacasse law firm,...