I was born and raised in the 1970s-1980s war in Lebanon. My experience as a war survivor has marked my writing and art, as has fueld my quest for peace. As I see it, peace is not only about ceasefires, the end of bloodshed, the absence of hostilities, and a state of mutual concord between … Continue reading Artist Pamela Chrabieh’s “Peace Collection” in Indelible Dubai
Indelible is a new literary journal edited by my friends at the American University in Dubai. A special thank you to Dr. Roula Maria Dib for publishing a photo of one of my paintings and a short prose poem. “Doors are the keepers of secrets, memories of the past and dreams about bright futures. Doors’ closures give the feeling of … Continue reading ‘Les portes’ Artwork and Poem published by Indelible at the American University in Dubai
Congratulations dear Omar Sabbagh! I had the pleasure to read your Dubai Novella and write a back book cover blurb. Hakim, a Pakistani taxi driver whizzing through the streets. Patrick, a Ugandan security guard with aspirations of becoming a writer. Farida, a Moroccan beautician hoping for a fresh start. Saeed, a respected Emirati journalist just back from … Continue reading Minutes from the Miracle City by Omar Sabbagh
My “Peace, Islam and the Arts in Dubai” was recently published in Hawliyat, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Journal at the University of Balamand, Lebanon. Issue 18, 2017-2018, p. 111-134. Continue reading Peace, Islam and the Arts in Dubai
Thank you for being such an awesome group of talented and creative students to advise! Best wishes! Continue reading Lebanese Cultural Club (American University in Dubai): ce n’est qu’un au revoir!
I gave this afternoon a workshop on Intercultural Leadership for students at the American University in Dubai. This activity was part of their Leadership Training Program. Intercultural Leadership has become a must for our institutions and companies’ development and success. It’s time to think of leadership in terms of a combination IQ-EQ-InterCQ instead of alpha-male/female … Continue reading Intercultural Leadership Workshop
Right as the first half of the semester approached its conclusion, and students of the American University in Dubai were preparing for their Spring Break, Professors Pamela Chrabieh and Nadia Wardeh gave the university’s students something to contemplate and to cherish as they hosted a Women’s Day event. The constant strive for a progressive future … Continue reading AUD Women’s Day Event Recap By Rebal Abdul Rahim