Blog & Op-eds

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...
December 07, 2009
Well, it’s been a long time coming, but we’re up and running now.I hope you enjoy the new look and f...
November 25, 2009
Last year, 60 million women around the world gave birth without professional care. More than half...
November 13, 2009
On-off negotiations, limp handshakes, violated agreements, starts and stops, hopes dashed. This, the...
November 10, 2009
The fall of the Berlin Wall: what a testament to the power of peaceful revolution. Even as a high sc...
November 06, 2009
Global leaders are overlooking one of their most valuable weapons in the fight against everything fr...
April 19, 2009
Open Minds: The time has come for a new global narrative, declares Queen Rania of Jordan Picking ...
April 01, 2009
(As it appeared in the Huffington Post) Ironic. The peace conference, that brought me to South Af...
April 01, 2009
(As it appeared in the Huffington Post) I've never walked into a library to the sound of stomping...
January 06, 2009
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” ... Article one, the Universal Decl...
January 01, 2009
In 1631, a beautiful empress, Mumtaz Mahal, died while giving birth to her 14th child. Overwhelmed b...
November 02, 2008
The first day of school. Waleed trudges through the gates, head down and shoulders slumped. But as h...
October 01, 2008
Vincent van Gogh, once said that "Conscience is a man’s compass.” The annual Edelman Trust Barome...
September 01, 2008
(As it appeared in Slate) The great thing about having jetlag in New York is that I'm up so early...
September 01, 2008
(As it appeared in Slate) Woke up this morning, and the first thing I did was phone my son Hashem...
September 01, 2008
(As it appeared in Slate) It's not often that my morning starts with a really catchy tune, played...
May 05, 2008
It's not every day that success stories echo out of Iraq into the halls of power, but Madeeha Hasan ...
April 07, 2008
Ayman is a soft-spoken 14-year old boy from Jabalia City, Gaza. His family is poor, as his father ha...