Cheers to the great Etel!
Ricardo Karam has finished a documentary on the poet, essayist, and visual artist Etel Adnan in Paris where he also had many meetings, visited several exhibitions and gave some press interviews.
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TAKREEM in London
TAKREEM Jury Board has convened in London for its annual deliberations. On that occasion, Ricardo Karam has hosted a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel attended by over 150 guests from different parts of the world.
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Beautiful Ireland
Ricardo Karam has picked the beautiful countryside of Ireland to spend the Easter break with his family.
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Culture Summit - Abu Dhabi
Ricardo Karam joined the Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi where he was part of a session entitled “What are the new frontiers?” discussing how innovation is transforming our interaction and interpretation of the world around us.
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Beirut International Platform of Dance
Ricardo Karam gave the opening speech during the 15th edition of BIPOD (Beirut International Platform of Dance) during the launch of “Citerne Beirut “, a creative space and a new cultural center for performing arts in the capital.
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TAKREEM Selection Board
Ricardo Karam has met with the Selection Board of TAKREEM on the 14th of March in Beirut.
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TALKS IN AMMAN
Ricardo Karam just gave two talks in Amman. The first one was held at the Jordan Media institute where he shared with Media students the tip points of his journey. The second one, organized by the Lebanese association in Jordan in collaboration with the Lebanese Embassy, had “ Upheavals and Hope” as a theme.  
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New York
Cold weather did not stop Ricardo Karam from landing in the big Apple with his team and shooting a series of episodes for his shows.
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Riyadh
Ricardo Karam has spent three days in Riyadh with back-to-back meetings.
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Women on the Front lines
Ricardo Karam has been the guest of the “Women on The Front Lines” conference orginized by the May Chidiac Foundation in Amman. He has led a Fireside talk and moderated a major panel.
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Bosphorus Summit
Ricardo Karam attended the 9th Bosphorus Summit in Istanbul under the theme “Sustaining Peace and Development for All”. He was part of “The role of Media in development under the recent economic circumstances” panel.
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TAKminds Launching
Ricardo Karam launched TAKminds forum that enables change-makers and young talents to interact, connect and find new ways to create sustainable communities and destinies.
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TAKREEM 2018 AWARDS CEREMONY
Over three full days, Ricardo Karam hosted the 9th TAKREEM Awards Ceremony at Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait where more than 1000 guests flew from all over the world.
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Policy, Legislation and Decision Making
Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Ricardo Karam led the “Global Developments in Achieving Equitable Gender Participation in Public life International” in Manama, Bahrain.
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Road of Hope
Ricardo Karam is about to launch his new talk-show “Road of Hope” early 2018. The preparations are at their pinnacle and the shooting has already kicked off. Stay Tuned …
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Abu Dhabi
Ricardo Karam has landed in Abu Dhabi for a series of meetings. All was done in 24 hours …
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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Ricardo Karam was a keynote speaker at the HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH annual fundraising gala dinner in Beirut; he also headed the auctions for the first time. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH has been a significant actor for the past 40 years and is fighting on a daily basis to raise awareness of local and global human rights issues.
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Save The Children
Ricardo Karam has co-hosted in Beirut the first fundraising dinner of “Save the Children” in Beirut. This organization believes every child deserves a future. It gives children a healthy start in life as well as the opportunity to learn and to be protected from harm. This exclusive and intimate dinner, filled with an enriching conversation, was attended by US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard.
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In a youthful Riyadh
Ricardo Karam has recently spent a couple of days in Riyadh where he held several meetings. He has also attended the opening of “Treasures of China” exhibition at the Saudi National Museum where masterpieces were shown for the first time outside China.
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LAS-UNAOC
Ricardo Karam attended the international seminar entitled “League of Arab States and Alliance of Civilizations” co-organized by the UNAOC in Cairo. He was part of “The moral and ethical values essential for media professionals” roundtable.
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Mediterranean Coast
Ricardo Karam is currently enjoying some holidays with his family on the Mediterranean coast where the nature and the sea are sources of fun, leisure and sweetness.
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LLWB
“The Lebanese Business Community Engages with Lebanon’s New Female Parliamentarians” was the theme of the panel tackling the plans, strategies and vision newly elected female parliamentarians. This panel, organized at Fattal Headquarters, was moderated by Ricardo Karam and included Dr. Inaya Ezzeddine and Dr. Dima Jamali.
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VUCA Lebanon
Ricardo Karam moderated “Leadership in a VUCA environment” panel about environments that are volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. The panel part of a conference organized by YPO ASEAN United in collaboration with the YPO Lebanon Chapter included Marwan Kheireddine, Raffi Demerjian, and Neemat Frem.
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The Black Mountain
Ricardo Karam is currently spending few days in Montenegro where coastal churches, fortified towns and the Adriatic Sea are breathtaking. The nature and the scenery shall make the TV filming stunning, to say the least.
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In the sky of Vienna
Ricardo Karam has arrived to Austria to plan for a big production. Vienna just might be the platform for an exciting new project.
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Harvard Arab Alumni Association Arab...
Ricardo Karam was part of Harvard Arab World Conference where he led the ‘Arab Health; Thriving or surviving?’ panel which explored the potential of Arab societies in advancing healthcare across the region, overcoming challenges, and roles of governments, industry, and philanthropists in promoting cost-effective and innovative cross-country quality care-how. He discussed with his panelists how there has not been significant health impact across the Arab world or breakthrough contributions to the medical innovation.
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The Beirut International Platform of...
Ricardo Karam has joined BIPOD, the Beirut International Platform of Dance, honoring ceremony of the world-renowned dancer, choreographer, writer, broadcaster and educator from Lebanon, Georgette Gebara. He paid a vibrant tribute to the dance icon who showed early promise when dancing, and landed many leading roles in classical ballets and who used her experience in education to set up the “École Libanaise de Ballet”, a ballet focused dance school in Beirut, in 1964.
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TAKREEM Jury Board in Paris
Ricardo Karam flew to Paris to join TAKREEM Board for their annual meeting. He offered a big dinner the same day at “Le Cercle de l’Union Interalliée” attended by 150 invites who came from all over. The dinner included a Night Talk with HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar, Carlos Ghosn and Hala Gorani; it was followed by a standing ovation tribute to Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub.
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Second Laureates and Leaders’ Summit...
Ricardo Karam attended the Second Laureates and Leaders’ Summit for Children 2018 that was held under the patronage of HM King Abdullah II at the King Hussein Bin Talal at the Dead Sea and where Nobel Laureates, leaders, children and young activists have participated and shared their experiences and ideas.
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Building a Culture of Philanthropy
With the participation of several key members of the AUB community, Ricardo Karam moderated a symposium entitled “Building a Culture of Philanthropy” for the purpose of highlighting the different types of philanthropy in the American University of Beirut, and how they help build a culture of giving on campus.
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Jordan Youth: “Challenges and Hopes”
Ricardo Karam has led a Night Talk about the Challenges and Hopes of the Jordan youth at Zain innovation center (ZINC) where more than 300 young entrepreneurs shared their experience, vision and aspirations.
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“Follow the Leaders”, Muharraq
Ricardo Karam has taken part in “Follow the Leaders” International Conference organised by “Thinkers and Doers” in Bahrain, where he moderated a discussion about “Boosting the Startup Ecosystem: Collaborating for Change” with panelists Mona Ataya, Chief Executive Officer & Founder. Mumzworld, Simon Galpin, Managing Director, Bahrain Economic Development Board, Walid Faza, partner and investment principal at Wamda Capital and Alexandre Zapolsky, Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Linagora.
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Embracing young Jeddah
Ricardo Karam had a busy stay in Jeddah where many upcoming projects are being cooked. He has also attended 21-39 Jeddah Arts, a contemporary art exhibition organized annually by the Saudi Art Council, where different creative and enhancing ideas are discussed and shared.
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Meetings in Dubai
Dubai is a hub place of media, arts, business and… fun. Besides the load of pre-set of meetings and interviews, Ricardo Karam could not avoid a break in Al-Faqa desert.
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The Arab Cultural Heritage Forum
Ricardo Karam was one of the major speakers of “The Arab Cultural Heritage Forum” in Sharjah where he moderated 2 panels with the following themes: “The Meaning of Cultural Heritage” and “Notions and Perceptions of Cultural Heritage in the Region”
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Louvre Abu Dhabi
Ricardo Karam had an excellent meeting HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Cultural and Knowledge Development in UAE. He could not but follow up on this meeting with a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum.
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Fruitful Kuwait visit
Ricardo Karam has just visited the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait where TAKREEM 2018 Awards Ceremony is likely to be organized … Stay tuned!
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Interview on LBCI
It is on LBCI that RK decided to send his wishes and share the anecdotes of the year on the first day of 2018 during a spontaneous and inspiring interview.
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Partnership with France 24
Ricardo Karam was in Paris where he concluded a partnership with France 24 for the year 2018. The meeting was held in the headquarters of the group in the presence of Marie-Christine Saragosse, Chairwoman & CEO of France Medias Monde, and Nabil El Choubachy, co-director France 24.
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"Women on the Front Lines"...
Ricardo Karam has taken part in the “Women on The Front Lines” Conference held by the May Chidiac Foundation in Amman. He has hosted a Fireside Talk with Dr. Moushira Khattab, former president of Family and and Population and has later moderated the panel entitled “Up close and Personal: Celebrity Power and their Influence in Society” with actresses and TV personalities: Ward El Khal, Carmen Lebbos and Nelly Karim.
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TAKREEM Awards Ceremony
In presence of HM Queen Noor Al Hussein and members of The Hashemite Royal Family, Ricardo Karam has hosted the 8th TAKREEM Awards Ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Amman-Jordan gathering more than 1200 invites over a full weekends.
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World Youth Forum
Ricardo Karam joined other notable personalities and top policy makers, at the recently convened World Youth Forum (WYF) in Egypt. WYF is an international platform that endorses peace and prosperity amongst today’s youth. In his talk, Ricardo Karam alluded to the present crisis the region is facing. He also proposed measures to advance cultural heritage and the necessity to counter regional extremism.
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TAKREEM Media Lunch
Ricardo Karam has offered a luncheon at the Abdali in Amman in honor of media representatives. It was intended as an important occasion that focuses attention on the upcoming Awards Ceremony to be held in Amman, on the 25th November. Ricardo Karam welcomed the invited guests and spoke briefly on the main objectives of TAKREEM.
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Together Against Piracy
Ricardo Karam moderated a panel on the intellectual property rights at the “TOGETHER AGAINST PIRACY” conference held at the Grand Saray, Beirut. This was a landmark event that sought to find necessary solutions to the pressing international issues on intellectual property rights and the best means to counter piracy and copyright fraud.
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AMIDEAST Education Hero Award
“Illiteracy breeds division and ignorance, extremism and fundamentalism… Education is perhaps the single most important condition in life”, extracts of Ricardo’s Karam keynote during the first AMIDEAST Education Hero Award that was hosted by Ricardo in Beverly Hills.
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Estimating the Cost of Violence...
Ricardo Karam was a keynote speaker at the launching of “Estimating the Cost of Violence against Women in the Arab Region” organized by ESCWA. The event took place at Sursock Museum
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International Association to Save Tyre
Ricardo Karam was a keynote speaker at the International Association to Save Tyre’s event where the Artisanal Center of Ashtart for the Development of Traditional Crafts was inaugurated and where Yasmina Filali and Sylvana Prosperi received the Elissa Didon award established to promote equal rights and duties between sexes around the Mediterranean.
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SLUSH GIA Pitch Competition
Ricardo Karam took part of the jury board at Slush GIA Pitch Competition – Beirut Edition, hosted by Bootcamp. The event was hosted in Beirut Digital District to support startups who are passionate about solving important challenges in emerging markets through technology.
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ASSAMEH, BIRTH AND BEYOUND
Ricardo Karam was the keynote speaker at the “ASSAMEH, BIRTH AND BEYOUND”, a fundraising gala organized for the first time at the Presidential Palace in Beiteddine, to rehabilitate the Karantina governmental hospital and hence provide medical care for underprivileged patients especially premature babies.
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Official launch of the “Diaspora...
Ricardo Karam was the keynote speaker at the official launch of the “Diaspora ID”, an initiative aiming at establishing strong and purposeful links between the Diaspora and Lebanon. The event was held at the Grand Serail, Downtown Beirut.
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