Speaking Truth to Power: Pierre Sadek Foundation

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Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief Patricia Bitar Cherfan A staunch supporter of freedom of speech, Pierre Sadek channeled his acerbic critique of politicians through his tireless pen. Ghada Sadek Abela, the daughter of the late caricaturist and president of the Pierre Sadek Foundation, opens up about her father, his legacy, and the efforts being taken to preserve […]

Yalda Younes: Seeking Stillness in the City of Action

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Part yoga student, part flamenco dancer, and all-around bewitching person, Yalda Younes has studied her crafts in India and Spain, and now has a flourishing business and creative practice as a yoga teacher and performer here in Beirut. Her most recent dance performance, “A Universe Not Made for Us,” is a collaboration with her husband, […]

Coffee & Politics: Bringing Politics Back to the People

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Most of today’s youth feel alienated from political life, and it’s easy to see why. Lebanon arguably has one of the most mind-boggling political arrangements in the world. Eighteen different sects with shifting alliances haggle over a tiny country whose wounds from the Lebanese Civil War have far from healed. Tracy Nehme has been pushing […]

THE HONORABLE Ray LaHood, U.S. Congressman and Secretary of Transportation

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Photo by DLA Piper Article by: Wil Disabatino and Sandra Whitehead As a champion of bipartisanship, the long-time Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood worked with Democrats and Republicans alike “to serve the people who sent us to Washington in the first place.” In a recent interview with HOME, Secretary LaHood shared how his Lebanese parents and grandparents […]

Dr. Dima Jamali: Breaking Into the Fortress of the Parliament

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Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Dima Jamali is a woman of many hats and her diverse list of accomplishments stands as a testament to her professional versatility. Since victoriously winning a seat in the 2018 parliamentary election, she has been seen as a beacon of hope for Lebanon and its governance. By breaking into […]

Gino Raidy: From Journalism to Blogging to Activism

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Popular Lebanese blogger Gino Raidy talks civil society, liberal ideals and initiating change, walking us through his journey from blogging and journalism into impactful activism. Between Gino’s Blog and MARCH Gino Raidy started a blog in 2010 as an extra-credit project while studying biology at the American University of Beirut. Little did he know he would one […]