Mind of a Winner: Dr. Pamela Chrabieh on female empowerment and on career progression enhancement and success

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Dr. Pamela Chrabieh was invited as a guest speaker at the Executive Women Magazine “Mind of a Winner: Master Your Vision” one-day summit to give a speech on standing out from the crowd. With the American University in Dubai as one of its strategic partners, this motivational event took … Continue reading Mind of a Winner: Dr. Pamela Chrabieh on female empowerment and on career progression enhancement and success

Aga Khan Award for Architecture – 2016 Award Winner’s Seminar

I was fortunate to attend yesterday the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner’s Seminar. The Dubai JW Marriott Marquis Hotel’s conference room was full of architects, art historians and artists, along with the Aga Khan and local dignitaries. The Seminar presented the 2016 winners, with the broader aim to stimulate discussion on diversity, inclusivity, … Continue reading Aga Khan Award for Architecture – 2016 Award Winner’s Seminar

Food is Not Just Food

When I started developing food workshops at the Université de Montréal in Canada in 2004 while teaching World Religions and Interfaith/Intercultural Dialogue, there were students and faculty who thought it was too bizarre, not serious enough or even frivolous. Needless to say that it took several years of hard work, perseverance, loads of imagination and … Continue reading Food is Not Just Food