Blog & Op-eds

June 24, 2016
What’s worse than being a refugee, forced to flee your home, your community, and your country; leave...
May 30, 2016
Imagine you are six years old, four feet tall and too young to truly know what’s going on. Your chil...
May 05, 2016
In his novel “Blindness,” José Saramago asks us to imagine a world where one by one, people lose the...
November 23, 2015
Starting today you can explore more than 30 historical sites throughout Jordan in Google Street View...
May 07, 2015
Energy-neutral, glow-in-the-dark trees planted on pavements to replace street lights. Water pipes th...
December 17, 2014
Yesterday morning, all over the world, mothers kissed their children and waved them off to school, l...
July 24, 2014
dys·to·pia [ \dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\] noun: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid be...
March 26, 2014
"I am a dreamer," it said. "It" was a drawing of a young girl by a 14-year-old student called Mar...
March 21, 2013
Today is Mother's Day across the Arab world, so this baton goes out to every Arab mom, grandmother, ...
May 11, 2011
When we think of war, we think of soldiers. But they’re not the only ones facing violence and death....
March 08, 2011
Her face has been kissed by Time. Every crease and line around her eyes records a moment in her life...
August 15, 2010
Now, before you reach for your red pens, or tut that the Queen of Jordan can’t do math, let me expla...
June 07, 2010
What do chocolate, cookies, A4 paper, potato chips, cumin, toys, jelly, nuts, dried fruit, nutmeg, a...
March 23, 2010
Slippery hands. Tree bark. Tugboats. You won't find these in UNESCO's Global Monitoring Report being...
January 31, 2010
The great thinkers and tinkerers of global politics and business descended on Davos, Switzerland, fo...
January 17, 2010
Haiti. Mothers’ faces wretched in agony as they stumble through debris crying out their children’...
December 13, 2009
After I tweeted, not long before I was to go on stage, I heard my name being called. I walked out an...
December 09, 2009
It’s not every day that you get to stand on the shoulders of giants, but that’s what it felt like la...