P H E N O M E N A L V– ocalize our passions & experiences O– ccupy academic settings with performing arts medium I– nclude all voices conducive to enhancing the college experience C-reate forms of artistic expression E– xpress commitment & gratitude for the arts S– erve the people through performance & community […]Read More Phenomenal Voices: The Pivotal Role of the Performing Arts [🎶|🎤] in Higher Education [🎓|📚]
In the era of post-9/11 politics, the contentious questions of identity, religion, and human rights center increasingly on the topics of the contested universal human rights framework, cultural relativism, and the role of Islam. The readings this week put the spotlight on women & their status during such a time, where their marginalization is either […]Read More Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
✨World Wide Woman [👑] On A Mission [💁🏽|🌍]: 10 Countries [✈️|🗺], 10 Academic Papers [📚|📝] & 10 Impromptu Performances Later [🎤|🎶] ✨ ✨”Wisdom, in my opinion, is the willingness to live the questions of life with an acceptance of no immediate answer.”✨ You cannot rely on others to believe your dreams before you do. They […]Read More World Wide Woman [👑] On A Mission [💁🏽|🌍]: 10 Countries [✈️|🗺], 10 Academic Papers [📚|📝] & 10 Impromptu Performances Later [🎤|🎶]
What kind of ‘clash’ is it? Our discussion will be putting in perspective the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from various dimensions in search for peace-making in the Middle East. Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Allin, Dana H. and Steven N. Simon, “Trump and the Holy Land: First, […]Read More Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What kind of “clash” is it?
Who are the Kurds? Will there ever be a Kurdish state? Liam Anderson & Gareth Stanfield, The Future of Iraq. Chapter 7: “The Kurds,” pp. 155-183. Andrew Tabler, The Lines that Bind: 100 Years of Sykes-Picot. “Iraq: Identifying a Steady State,” by Michael Knights, pp. 26-31. “Ending a Century […]Read More The Kurdish Conflict: Iraq, Turkey & Oil
In his book A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin emphasizes that,“the fall of the Ottoman Empire was one of the history’s major upheavals. It was a political earthquake. As he third millennium and the first century dawned, we need to look into the lesson learned. The redrawing of the borderlines of the […]Read More Why Does the Middle East Matter?
Edward Said’s Orientalism argues how misconceptions and stereotype images have dominated the narratives of the “orientalist”, who perceived the Middle East & Islam through the conceptual lenses of Samuel Huntington’s, where clashes are inevitable. Said argues on that, “Orientalism’s failure to have been a human, as much as an intellectual one; for in having […]Read More The Western Lens That Blinds : An Analysis of Edward Said’s Orientalism
What does Huntington mean by the “global politics of civilizations?” Are we living in a world which can be described, “as a clash of civilizations” or is it “misunderstanding of cultures and misperceptions?” The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Chapter 10: “From Transition Wars to Fault Line Wars,” […]Read More Is It A Clash of Civilizations or Clash of Cultures, Identities & Religions? An Analysis of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilization’s & the Remaking World [🌏] Order
[👑|💕] We don’t worship the earth; instead, we realize that God gave it to us, and we are accountable to Him for how we use it. After creating Adam, the first man, the Bible says, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take […]Read More Reauthorization of the National Environmental Policy Act: Application of the Wayfinding Leadership Paradigm
My purpose as an educator and student is to be both a contributor and a life learner. Living consciously, without fear, and with the aim to serve others, reminds me that we are complex human beings who thrive on purpose, encouragement and love. –W.F.M. New York City is a place for risk takers, innovators, and […]Read More A New York State of Mind in the City of Trees & PhDs