By: Sami Jamil Jadallah
At the New Arab Foundation and the Arab Peace Corps, “ we give youths reasons to live for, not causes to die for.”
Caveat: With so many Arab countries each of which has its unique history and issues, it is difficult to write about the Arab world without offending someone, even offending everyone. It is the sad fact that the Arab world through its own doing and with help from colonizing power is on a course of self-destructing and making itself irrelevant to the world except as the largest market for military hardware. Continue reading New Arab Renaissance: Enabling Success.
September 10, 16
Salam and greetings to every one and Eid Mubarak
It gives me great pleasure to announce to you the following happy and great news about members of our boards.
- Lena Alhusseini:
For the last years, Lena was the Executive Director of the Arab-American Family Support Center in NYC responsible for the delivery of social services to some 20,000 Arab and South Asian families in the City of New York.
Lena was selected and accepted the position of the Director of the Child Welfare Department with the State of Oregon, and governor appointment after national selection. She will be responsible for all issues that have to do with child health and safety in the State of Oregon with an annual budget exceeding $100 million. Mabrouk Lena and Congratulation.
- Col (R.) Dr. Thafar Ma’aitah:
Col (R) Thafer recently was awarded his PhD in law on his dissertation “ The role of regional organization in countering terrorism and human rights” not an easy task. Dr. Thafar is also security advisor of Corporate Security of Roads & Transport for Dubai. After years with the Jordanian police, Dr. Thafar took on key assignment with the UN in police and peace keeping mission in UN headquarter and several international assignment. Mabrouk and Congratulation Thafar.
- Fadi Alhussaini:
Dr. Fadi Alhussaini recently received in PhD and we want to take this opportunity congratulation him. Dr. Fadi is a media and communication specialist working out of Canada. Before that he has key assignments with international organizations in Palestine, Cairo and London and now in Canada. Mabrouk Fadi and Congratulation.
- Lara Zahabi-Bakdash, MD, PhD, MHSc:
We are happy to announce that Dr. Lara joined us as board member of the Arab Peace Corps and New Arab Foundation. Dr. Lara is a physician, ethicist, and global health scholar and currently a Global Health Fellow with the Canadian International Scientific Exchange Program, University of Toronto. We are happy and proud to have Dr. Lara with us on board and I am sure she will be key contributor to our mission.
- Dr. Wael Zakout:
We are also very happy to announce that Dr. Wael joined us a board member of the Arab Peace Corps and the New Arab Foundation. Dr. Wael comes with a long exceptional experience, he leads the World Bank Practice “ Global Lead, Land Policy & Geospatial at the World Bank” finding Global Solution for Land Policy and Geospatial and finding innovative policies.
Dr. Wael served 3 years, as Country Manager for the World Bank and also served as Sector Manager for Urban, Water and Disaster Risk Management in the sustainable development department of the World Bank Europe and Central Asia Region. Welcome aboard Dr. Wael, for sure you will be great asset and you will enjoy the team.
- Dr. Zu’bi Al- Zu’bi:
After years as Dean of the Business School at the University of Jordan where was innovative with outstanding research Dr. Zu’bi recently became the CEO of QASR and FHEA at higher Education (Al-Quds Academy for Scientific Research and Higher Education) surly a timely move given the urgent needs of the Arab world for investment in science and technology that can propel the Arab world into the 21st century. Mabrouk Dr. Zu’bi and our best wishes in the new role.
- Sami Jamil Jadallah:
I have been invited by the National Peace Corps Association to participate in a two conference and meeting with members of US Congress on (22-23 September) and been invited to give a speech at the University of Virginia Center of Politics (30 September) will be one of key note speakers at the College and University Conference on CVE along with key speakers from State and Department of Homeland Security (5-8 October) and been invited by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (14 September) for a special lunch with Justice Department Secretary Lynch as key note speaker.
Ps. what more any organization can wish for, great and exceptional talent and commitment to serve. I am sure all of us are very proud of these great achievements and it should give us the motivation to succeed with our mission in making the Arab Peace Corps a great success. Thank you every one for your believe and support for both the New Arab Foundation and the Arab Peace Corps? We are counting on each of you to get engaged in our initiatives, and will be sending the notice for assignment. If We Don’t Do It, No One Will. Only 5 hrs/M.
Sahar Samy, Egypt
13 August, 2016
We are what we think, and if we think better we can be more efficient, creative and proactive… But how many of us stop to think about how we think?
We probably all agree that having an adequate system, processes and procedures in place are instrumental for business and education to grow and succeed. A pilot can’t fly to his exact destination without a set of monitors and gauges to guide the way and make sure everything is progressing well. Likewise, an organization benefits from systems and processes to drive its operational efficiency and help to optimize end-to-end performance.
Sami Jamil Jadallah
01 August , 2016
“Self Doomed to Failure” was the title of an article published in the Economist back on July 4, 2002, describing conditions in the Arab world. Of course, this was before the American invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring and the ongoing civil wars taking place. That is why the New Arab Foundation and the Arab Peace Corps (non profit organizations) must succeed.
Keep the faith and simply look at other regions and other nations. Only 70 years WWII came to and end and with it a chapter of history that saw over 50 million dead, concentration camps, ethnic cleansing, carpet bombings in what was known as ‘Civilized Europe”. Keeping in mind the many “Arab Wars” costing trillions of dollars, destructions and the death of millions, all are self-inflicting. Continue reading Self-Doomed to Failure – Not if we do something about it.
Samar Fatany, Saudi Arabia
11 July, 2016
In the Arab world today, there are those who welcome the empowerment of women and support proposals to give women the opportunity to take leadership positions. Of great importance is the need to expose imposed non-religious values, trends and traditions that discriminate against women, marginalize their role and deny them their rights that Islam guarantees. Women who are capable, educated, can be contributing members of society. Progress cannot be delayed until all members of society are enlightened to address modern day issues that educated and professional women can address.