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MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009, 06:24 PM

My name. Your space.

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we’re up and running now.I hope you enjoy the new look and feel of www.queenrania.jo. It might have my name on it, but this is your space too. It’s a place where you can contact me directly…give me... More...
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, 08:00 AM

Johannesburg & Soweto – My Visit to South Africa Part 2

(As it appeared in the Huffington Post)   I've never walked into a library to the sound of stomping, rattling, and rhythmic gumboots pounding the floor, but I did today, thanks to two amazing dance groups from Soweto and Thembisa. Not only did it wake me up, but it... More...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009, 08:00 AM

Johannesburg & Soweto – A Promising Glimpse of Africa's Future Can Be Found in Its Children

(As it appeared in the Huffington Post)   Ironic. The peace conference, that brought me to South Africa, has been postponed.   A gathering billed to bring people together... that symbolized the power of dialogue and intercultural understanding... that was to... More...
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2008, 10:07 PM

New York City - New York Is a Great Place To Have Jetlag

(As it appeared in Slate)    The great thing about having jetlag in New York is that I'm up so early I get the best of the morning—the crisp, fresh, sunny starts that make you feel like you can take on the day ahead with gusto. And although I've been here... More...
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2008, 05:15 PM

New York City - Backstage at the Clinton Global Initiative

(As it appeared in Slate)   Woke up this morning, and the first thing I did was phone my son Hashem to see how he was feeling. He was napping, and I didn't get much out of him, but it was still comforting to hear his sleepy little voice. I can't wait to... More...