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 […]

OFFRE JOIE The Joy of Giving

sheikh and priests standing next to each others while holding the a paper with ebanese flag and the lebanese flag all around

Founded in 1985 by lawyer Dr. Melhem Emile Khalaf, Offre Joie is an independent Lebanese non-governmental humanitarian organization. Q & A with Offre Joie What is the vision of Offre Joie? Offre Joie started during the Civil War, when some of us realized we had to do something to counter the conflict. The best way […]

“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. […]

The Art of Cruising on the Med

For those who prefer to travel by sea, Lebanon offers beautiful ports with full-service options for yachters. During the summer season, when many boat owners take their pleasure crafts out in the Mediterranean waters, Lebanon’s harbors become a hive of activity. One such busy marina on Beirut’s iconic coast is Zaitunay Bay. Known officially as […]

Moments of Being in Beirut by Renowned Chicago Essayist Michele Morano

The municipal electric supply cuts off for a few hours each day, but the first time I notice, it’s evening in a tiny pub downtown. One moment everyone’s talking above the music, crowded around the eight-seater bar and a handful of tables, and the next moment it’s dark, the music gone but conversation continuing. Cigarettes […]

Raghida Dergham: The Courage to Come HOME

Photos by: Zakaria Rakha International correspondent returns to Beirut and tells it like it is! Feisty Raghida Dergham, a respected journalist and political analyst, is back in Lebanon after an impressive international career. HOME interviewed Dergham in her 10th floor high-rise overlooking Beirut’s harbor – modern, in black and white with a zebra-skin rug and […]