A Gulf Away: Muscat and Dubai

“Our journey of development has been and will remain a race for excellence; a race to consolidate Dubai’s position as an evolving, leading, and unrivalled contender for the title of the Middle East’s financial and commercial capital” — H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai[i] “We should be open to the experience of other

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Fast Times at Art Dubai

May 2, 2016 I am in a Masarati speeding toward the dinner party of an Iranian collector. A publicist invited me an hour ago. The motor hums, gently massaging my back, as the car cruises past strip malls and warehouses that could be on the outskirts of LA. At the destination, strings of white light bulbs dangle between two rows of garage-like storefronts.

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BBC Newshour Interview

BBC Newshour – Following the sinking of a migrant boat off the coast of Crete, past ICWA Fellow Joel Millman was interviewed on BBC’s Newshour.  Millman, a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, spoke about the problem of overcrowding on migrant boats and Europe’s preparedness to deal with migration

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2016 Excellence-in-Features Award — Jonathan Guyer

The Society for Features Journalism has recognized ICWA Fellow Jonathan Guyer as the third-place winner for General Feature in its 2016 Excellence-in-Features Awards contest.  Guyer’s winning article, The Offending Art: Political Cartooning after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks, was published by Harvard’s Neiman Reports. In the piece, he explores

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Report from Qatar: What is Art without Free Speech?

Modern Painters / BlouinArtInfo.com June/July 2016 –  In a report for the global art magazine Modern Painters, Fellow Jonathan Guyer writes about why art’s biggest stars are flocking to the collecting mecca of Qatar. Guyer attended the New York Times‘ Art for Tomorrow conference in the conservative, constitutional monarchy’s capital.

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