The Giving Trees of AUBotanic

Brown tree trunks and green leaves

Walking through the gates of the American University of Beirut (AUB) is like a breath of fresh air — literally. The temperature seems to drop slightly, the breeze kisses your cheek in gentle bliss, and the refreshing scent and feeling of peace only nature can evoke lifts your mood to new heights. Birds sing the […]

A Loving Case by a Young Lebanese

“كلنا للوطن” title in red

I spent the first decade and a half of my life on the move — rather typical of a Lebanese expat. Born outside of Lebanon, I grew up in Mediterranean coastal countries and the Persian Gulf. My mum’s take on things was: If Dad needed to move for work, we went with him. Bottom line: […]

The Babikian Family: From Cilicia to Lebanon and Beyond

Merged Lebanese flag of red, white and green cedar with Armenian flag of red, blue and orange

HOME has a tradition of showcasing Lebanese families, or what might be considered clans, that share the same name and heritage, often uniting under an association in the family’s name, like the Ma’lufs, Osseirans, Skaffs, Chehabs, Sinnos, Hamadehs, Bustros, and Daouks. In choosing an Armenian family, HOME sought to highlight their dual role as Armenians […]

World No Tobacco Day

AUBMC logo with cards and medals

For the full application of Law 174! “We will definitely reinforce Tobacco Control Law 174 back into Lebanon!” As said by Dr. Jamil Jabak, The Minister of Public Health during World No Tobacco Day held on Saturday, June 1st 2019 at AUB. Dr. Jabak continued to advise that children under 18 years old will not […]

Said Khalaf, A Success Story from Nigeria

Man with white hear and grey suit

Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief Nigeria’s mogul Said Khalaf led the Setraco Group from a three-employee operation to a conglomerate of 16 companies with more than 22,000 employees. At a meeting with HOME in its headquarters in the Lebanese mountainside, he shares the wisdom only a lifetime of experience can garner. From humble beginnings Khalaf grew up in […]