Peace Takes Center Stage with Lea Baroudi

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Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief, Patricia Bitar Cherfan Disadvantaged, marginalized, impoverished. How does one begin to help people chained to this end of the societal spectrum? MARCH Lebanon is a local non-profit NGO whose mission is to promote social cohesion and personal freedoms through arts and culture. Lights MARCH was created in 2011 by a group of […]

Media Association for Peace

Article by Sandra Whitehead with additional reporting from Houda Houbeish. Peace journalism is emerging in Lebanon through the efforts of the Media Association for Peace (MAP), an initiative, now in its fifth year, meant to counter conventional war reporting and the polarized media landscape in the country. Typically, the only reporting one sees about peace are […]

How to Negotiate Like a Phoenician and Other Lessons from a Master: An Interview with Habib Chamoun-Nicolas, PH.D.

  For three decades, Lebanese Mexican Habib Chamoun-Nicolas, Ph.D., has engaged in negotiation and business development activities in diversified sectors — oil and gas, petroleum, petrochemical, chemical, industrial, and commercial. He has trained thousands of business professionals on sales, negotiation and conflict resolution, as well as authored four books and numerous articles. Article by: Anna […]

Idraac’s Labor of Love for Mental Health

  A devoted NGO works behind the scenes to build Lebanon’s mental health infrastructure – with legislation, awareness campaigns, advocacy, education, training, care services and, supporting it all, research. One in four Lebanese will have a mental illness, during their lifetime, according to a 2008 L.E.B.A.N.O.N. (Lebanese Evaluation of the Burden of Ailments and Needs […]

Let’s Meet – Linaltaki

  One summer afternoon in 2001, 11 years after the end of the Civil War, two women met over a cup of tea in a Lebanon still under Syrian occupation and divided along sectarian lines. Article by: Yara Zgheib One wore a hijab over her dark hair, the other a cross around her neck. Both […]