‘Go Home’ by Lebanese director Jihane Chouaib is a powerful statement about the difficulty that many members of the Lebanese diaspora face when they go back to their homeland, with a particular focus on war memory, post-traumatic syndrome disorders and identity crisis. I watched the movie two days ago at the Dubai Film Festival and … Continue reading My ‘Go Home!’ Movie Review
I launched the “Peace Art in Dubai” Online Exhibition almost a year ago. There are so far 100+ published artworks about Islam and Peace, produced by my students at the American University in Dubai, from poetry to architecture, calligraphy, digital art, cartoons, videos, etc. Sub-themes include but are not restricted to: deconstructing stereotypes, women’s rights, … Continue reading Voices Against Violence. Voices for Peace
Academic Virtual presentation about my pedagogical approach and my research in three Lebanese universities from 2007 till 2014. The 7th Asian Conference on Education, Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan Wednesday, October 21 – Sunday, October 25, 2015 http://iafor.org/conferences/ace2015/ This virtual presentation is published here: Conference Programme – View on issuu via a web browser: … Continue reading My Peace Education (Japan)
I was born and raised in a war zone, where the culture of war prevailed – and still is -, along with sectarianism, State paralysis, militias’ laws, negative media propaganda, hatred, conflictual identities, etc. I spent enough time in shelters or in displacement. I avoided snipers and land mines. I faced the destruction of our … Continue reading One Coffee Bean at a Time
Source: American University in Dubai News AUD Faculty, students and staff who are interested in learning about the cultural diversity of the Southwestern Asian and North African regions through food, as well as in having a visceral experience of the unknown/ inexperienced while participating in an intercultural dialogic platform, are invited to attend one of … Continue reading Innovation Week: The Diplomacy of the Dish – Culinary Festival
Why do humans do terrible things to each other? This is a question I asked my parents when I was a child trapped in a shelter, afraid of the bombs, the snipers and the breaking news gloomy sounds. A question I ask myself every day following the massacres taking place throughout the Southwestern Asian region… … Continue reading Beirut is bleeding, again!
The best place to start change is with yourself! Round table organized by the Lebanese Student Club at the American University in Dubai (Dubai-UAE). November 18, 2015, 6-8 p.m. (E421) Join us, share your stories and raise your voices! Speakers: Mrs. Reina Dib Angoujard, Mr. Fouad Diab Maalouf, Ms. Hiba Bou Daher, Dr. Haitham Solh … Continue reading تغير لتغير
P.M. Justin Trudeau gives Canada a first cabinet with ethnically diverse ministers and an equal number of men and women, and in my home country, Lebanon, women can’t even confer their nationality to their husbands or children. As a naturalized Canadian citizen, I am proud of the gender equality under the law in the land … Continue reading Because it’s 2015!
Welcome to my new main blog. I post about my academic work in religions, cultures and politics in Southwestern Asia. Old posts from 2006 till October 2015 are found in http://pchrabieh.blogspot.ae/ Posts about my artwork are found in http://eykouna.blogspot.ae/ My online writings about women’s rights are published in a platform I founded in 2012 http://www.redlipshighheels.com/ … Continue reading Welcome to my new blog!