Interviews

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The Psychology of Social Media

Author: Yolanda Wikiel. Source: Real Simple. What is it about screens that keeps our eyes transfixed and fingers a-tappin’? Psychologist Sherry Turkle, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of “Alone, Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other,” explains...

The Zaatari refugee camp's transition into a town is presenting huge challenges as the need for infrastructure and access to jobs grows.
“Refugees want to begin again” – a call to invest in their future

Author: Christine Mahoney Source: Mercatornet Photo: Za'atari camp for Syrian refugees - Jordan's fourth biggest city. Tom White/ Oxfam The endless stream of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Europe has drawn world attention to a civil war that has displaced millions of citizens of that Middle Eastern country. But they...

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Johny Messo, voice for unification of the besieged Aramean people

The World Council of Arameans (Syriacs) encompasses Syriac-Aramean organizations around the world. They represent a population that is scattered between East and West because of the persecutions that Arameans have had to face, especially after the massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire in the 20th century and...

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Why I Left the Wall Street Journal for the Bronx

Mexican journalist Jose Healey always dreamed of working for the Wall Street Journal. So when he reached his goal, it seemed that things couldn’t get better. And yet, when an opportunity arose in the Bronx, Healey found himself answering a more deeply rooted dream: that...

An interview with a Saudi female councillor

Zanny Minton Beddoes (from "The Economist") speaks to Huda Al-Jeraisy, one of Saudi Arabia's newly elected female councillors, about her political goals and the position of women in Saudi life....

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Happy birthday, Charlotte! Celebrating the creator of Jane Eyre

This year marks the 200th birthday of English novelist Charlotte Brontë, author of the ever popular Jane Eyre, and the eldest of three sisters who wrote their way to fame from a parsonage in Yorkshire. Charlotte, Emily, Anne and their brother Branwell were born between...