Monthly Archives: November 2016

How Europe Sees the US Presidential Election

ICWA EVENT  Event:                   ‘How Europe Sees the US Presidential Election’ Venue:                 The Embassy of Croatia; Washington, DC Date/time:          October 24, 2016, noon to 2PM Participants: Professor Federiga Bindi, University of Rome (Italy) Martina Buttler, Foreign Correspondent, ARD …

Thanksgiving in Nigeria

Thanksgiving is not a holiday in Nigeria. Though, many churches across the country celebrate Thanksgiving Sundays – special days when people dress up in their best and most colorful outfits and bring exceptional thanksgiving offerings (money) to church. So, what did I do on November 24? Thanks to my globally-minded friends, I was able to commemorate …

ICWA Annual Newsmaker Dinner Event

 REGISTER NOW – LIMITED CAPACITY!! ‘Iran, Oman, and the US’ with 3 world class experts Friday, December 2, 2016 when: 5:00pm – 9:00pm where: The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW; Washington, DC ICWA Fellowship Report    Scott Erich on ‘The Most Overlooked, Critical Country in the Middle East – Oman’ …

Cairo Comics, Between High and Low Art

I presented this paper, originally entitled “Alterative Origins of Arab Comics,” at the second annual Cairo Comix Festival on October 4, 2016, hosted at the American University in Cairo. It was part of a seminar day devoted to comics scholarship, including presentations from the British critic Paul Gravett and the French critic Jean-Pierre Mercier. …

Change for the Sake of Change

“Every reshuffle brings about better results.” Thus spoke Indonesia’s Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, who may very well find himself being shuffled out of his position in three years’ time. For now, though, he has come up trumps, having just overseen the replacement of twelve (of thirty-six) ministers and the secretary of Indonesia’s Working …

Reinvent the Wheel

One of the highest-ranked schools in America today, Horace Mann in the Bronx, is named after one of the early advocates for “common schooling” — the notion that we should pool our money to fund institutions of education that all children attend. These days, the school carrying his namesake charges an annual tuition of $43,300, which is just over …

Honduras and the Hurricane

Under full sail, we enter the only bay in the world shared by three countries. It’s first light, and a stiff breeze disperses the overnight storms. A thunderstorm guarded the mouth of the bay last night, flashing and stomping but breaking up with the sunrise wind. When I take the helm and Josh goes below for some well-deserved sleep, the air cuts …

Lagos Chronicles

Lagos Chronicles My 12-day trip to Lagos was overwhelming; mostly because Lagos is an overwhelming city.  With over 20 million inhabitants, it is hard not to feel choked whenever you are in Lagos. I stayed on the Mainland of Lagos; this is where you experience the real city in contrast to the Island area of Lagos (an area designed to accommodate wealthy …

Jonathan Guyer on Yale University Radio

Current fellow Jonathan Guyer was recently interviewed by Yale University Radio on the implications of the 2016 election results on US-Egypt relations.  His full interview can be listened to through the link below.   http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/jonathan-guyer/