Tarick K. Smaili was born in Lebanon and left the country during the war at the age of thirteen years old to the United States of America. He graduated from Whitmer High School in Toledo, received his Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University in 1989, and received his Medical Doctor degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1994. Smaili is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons of which only […]
Youth Ministry Undersecretary Sheikha Zain Al Sabah, Women’s Rights Advocate Dr. Alanoud Alsharekh, and LOYAC Founder Fareah Al Saqqaf are three exemplary Kuwaiti women discussing their thoughts on veering Arab youth of today from extremism.
Mamdouha Bobst is a Lebanese philanthropist who graduated from AUB in 1947. She worked for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and served as Lebanon’s United Nations delegate. She married pharmaceutical executive Elmer Holmes Bobst, and they both established Bobst Foundation in 1968. She passed away in New York in 2015.
Sheikh Saleh Al-Turki, Vian Dakhil, George Altirs, Tarick Smaili, Joumana Odeh, and Magda el Sanousi discuss the role of women in the region and the ongoing discrimination against them. They also share their views on the future of women’s opportunities.
Dr. Fadlo Khuri, Paul Abi Rached, Dr. Samar Al Hamoud, Samir Brikho, Nabil Habayeb, and Mazen Tamar tackle the topic of youth. They discuss the importance of investing in youth, the challenges facing these generations, and the changes in the career fields.
Dr. Taha Zaboun, Eng. Abdel Karim Al Hindi, and Dr. Ihsan Al Shanti hold a discussion over “Al Wadi Dead Sea Resort” as a year-round leisure spot, the health benefits of the Dead Sea, and the integration of youth capacities in the hospitality sector.
Maha Kaddoura has set-up the Kaddoura Association for Philanthropy, that caters to educational needs of mentally and physically handicapped children. The Lebanese philanthropist received her B.A. in Political science from LAU and an MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she is a member of the Dean’s Council.
Sami-Paul Tawil was nominated professor at the “Collège de Médecine des Hôpitaux de Paris” and head of the inpatient unit of psychiatry at hospital St. Antoine. Tawil was involved in a mission to Lebanon by president Sarkozy in 2006 and has been awarded the prestigious French medal of the “Légion d’Honneur’.
At the heart of Amman, Abdali is the capital’s new central business district. Associated with this pioneering urban project, are Sheikh Bahaa Rafic Hariri along with its pillars: Dr. Monzer, Haddadin, Akl Biltaji, and Joseph Helou.
Nadwa Qaragholi is the Founder and President of Living Light International (LLI); an organization that provides medical support and education to Iraqi orphans and vulnerable children displaced by wars. She also founded and funded two projects in Washington, D.C., one for recovering drug addicts and the other for residents of a “half-way” house. Nadwa’s LLI won the 2013 Takreem Award for Humanitarian and Civic Services.
For fifteen years, he worked for news agencies, Sygma and Reuters as a war photographer capturing the harsh reality. Roger Moukarzel, winner of several awards, eventually shifted to fashion photography. In 1995, he founded Minime production for advertisement and photography.
With over 25 years of experience, Michael Fakih is recognized as a leader in the field of assisted reproduction and is responsible for over 10,000 IVF deliveries. His continuous efforts in innovation of new techniques has made him a pioneer in his field. He has been listed in 2008 as one of the top 15 American Lebanese of all time in the category of Medicine. Fakih is Medical Director of Fakih IVF, UAE, IVF Michigan, […]
Yousra is an Egyptian actress, singer, and philanthropist who has received over 50 awards in recognition for her work as a UNDP goodwill ambassador. She has done comedy, drama as well as entertainment. Working with the famous Egyptian director, Youssef Chahine was of major significance to her career.
Zuhair Humadi is the Executive Director of the Iraq Education Initiative, Senior Advisor to Dr. Adel Abdel-Mahdi, the previous Vice President of Iraq, and the Co-chairman of the Iraqi Fulbright Commission. Humadi, an international educator, has held senior leadership positions in the private and public sectors in the United States and Middle East for more than twenty-five years.
Rawya Mansour is the founder and chairperson of RAMSCO for Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection as well as RAMSCO for Interior Design and Architecture. Mansour, whose projects focus on raising the living standard, is a member of numerous boards and associations.
In the early 70s, Waddah Faris organized exhibitions at his gallery in Beirut that spotlighted Arab avant-gardism. He later moved to Paris and then Barcelona. His multileveled art business continues to thrive today.
Nada Shabout is an Iraqi-American art historian specializing in modern art. She wrote her dissertation on “Modern Arab Art and the Metamorphosis of the Arabic Letter”. Nada has been working on the documentation of modern Iraqi heritage, particularly the collection previously held at the Iraqi Museum of Modern Art.
Jala Makhzoumi is an Iraqi professor of landscape architecture at American University of Beirut. She serves as a landscape planning consultant to projects that include postwar recovery in Iraq and Lebanon, urban green greening, and landscape master plan development for the cities of Damascus, Baghdad and the historic towns of Najaf, Karbala and Erbil.
Named “Iraq’s wildlife defender” by Men’s Journal and winner of a Takreem Award and a Goldman Environmental Prize, Azzam Alwash had originally left Iraq in 1978 because he refused to join the ruling Ba’ath Party. Upon his return, he founded the non-profit Nature Iraq where he used his hydraulic engineering expertise gained in the US to work on restoring salt marches in southern Iraq and spreading awareness.
After training in Boston and New York, Nasser Nakib established his architecture practice in New York with emphasis on high end residential work. Nakib, one of the top US architects, accepted an offer in 2003 from Thomas Barrack Junior to manage the development efforts for Colony Capital in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy.
Avec mon amitié et mes remerciements pour une des rares interviews que j’ai pris plaisir à faire
En appréciation d’un dialogue (en 6 parties jusqu’à maintenant) fort et important et particulièrement constructif
Thank you for the wonderful moments, for the magical questions and may God bless you