Representing HOME in the Big Apple: Majdi Ramadan

A bridge crossing waters amidst lightened buildings

With HOME etched into their hearts and souls, Lebanese diplomats represent Lebanon everywhere in the world. Majdi Ramadan is one such example of an individual. As Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Ramadan’s diplomatic role brings pride and recognition to his country. In his earlier years, Ramadan majored in political studies at the American […]

“The Greatest Communicator”: Anthony Shadid’s Archives Come HOME to AUB

The Anthony Shadid Archives at the American University of Beirut are creating research and learning opportunities that promise to influence the next generation of foreign correspondents. Below the American University of Beirut’s (AUB) Jefet Library, the AUB Archives occupy a huge, cool room full of long, steel shelves, filled with important primary source research materials. […]

Appreciating the Art of Caricature Drawing with Hamed Kabbara

Illustrations by: Hamed Kabbara An architect by training, Hamed Kabbara discovers another joy as a caricaturist. His maternal uncle Ahmad El Dahab was a calligraphist and his paternal uncle Burhan Kabbara is also a calligraphist, known for his passion for Kufic calligraphy. Whether art is inborn or acquired, Hamed Kabbara found himself drawing sketches at […]

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 […]

Roberto Khatlab

Roberto Khatlab Sharing Insights on Lebanese Emigration to Brazil. Roberto Khatlab is the director of the Latin American Studies and Cultures Center (LASCC) at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. Khatlab has written 22 books, published in Brazil and in Lebanon, in Portuguese, Arabic, French, English and Spanish. His last book was published in 2015, […]

The Genesis and Evolution of Hummus: A Staple in Lebanese Cuisine and Culture

  Some might describe it as a creamy, savory, decadent appetizer with numerous nutritional values. Others may think of it as mesmerizing and purely satisfying to their pallet. Still others would cross heaven and hell to claim it as their own, whether you’re a native Lebanese resident or a member of the vast diaspora, one […]