New Beginnings

Five years ago today in Cairo, Egypt, President Obama called for an expansion of programs to connect U.S. and Muslim youth: On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America. At the same time, we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will […]

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Images of Hope and Caring

Each 9/11 anniversary, I reflect on this George Packer piece in the April 2002 New York Times Magazine. This year, in light of the Mark Zuckerberg-led announcement last month, Packer’s words seem particularly relevant: The globalization of the media was supposed to knit the world together. The more information we receive about one another, […]

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Side by Side, Unconditionally

Last month, for the first time in 24 years, the iEARN Global Assembly hosted its annual leadership meeting completely virtually. Representatives from 24 countries across many time zones joined the three-day meeting both live and asynchronously, through a wiki and Blackboard Collaborate. Voting continued for three more weeks to give the opportunity to everyone to […]

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