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Mustafa Ali's Gallery, Damascus

THROUGH LOVE AND LEARNING, WORKING FOR A UNITED AND PEACEFUL WORLD

Beloved Syria 'Beloved Syria - Considering Syrian Perspectives' 'Beloved Syria' is currently being updated. New material, such as recent interviews with women in Damascus, will be posted soon. Also, please visit...
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German Tourist in Damascus, June 2019

This account of a young German tourist's recent visit to Damascus can be found on this Youtube site. A comment on the YouTube page captures the impressions one gets from...
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1. Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim on Saving Syria’s Antiquities

This video interview with Professor Maamoun Abdulkarim took place in a Damascus cafe on 22 September 2019. It wasn't the best environment to discuss a serious subject, and I...

“The Language of the Heart”

In September 2019, I dropped in on an old friend, Elaine Imady, author of 'Road to Damascus'. Elaine is an American Syrian who first went to live in Damascus...
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2. Interview with Dr Bouthaina Shaaban; Impact of Sanctions

SUMMARY OF INTERVIEW: In what ways do sanctions impact on women and their families?  Dr Bouthaina explains that the sanctions against Syria are unilateral measures taken by the United States without...
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Part 1: Interview with Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, feminist and adviser to the Syrian president

In 1992, The Washington Post published a favourable review of Dr Bouthaina Shaaban’s book, ‘Both Right and Left Handed; Arab Women Talk About Their Lives’ (first published in 1988). Dr...
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Bakdash 2017 – Bakdash 2019; Connecting Bondi with Damascus

October 2019 In July 2019, I visited an exhibition titled The Sea by acclaimed Aussie artist Luke Cornish at the Bondi Pavillion Gallery, Sydney. Luke had kindly contributed to the second issue of...
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A Magic Moment In An EFL Class, Damascus

October 2019 In Syrian cities and towns, it is normal for primary school students to attend a co-educational school and then for students to be streamed into single-sex secondary schools....