Why Do We Still Have Child Labor In Egypt?

In a recent Sustainable International Business class of mine, the case we had to discuss was one of those unpleasant topics we tend to shut ourselves out of: child labor.While the class discussed Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Asia, my mind kept going back home, to Cairo, where child labor is a daily sight we witness and one with which we…
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Boston: The Perfect City with the Perfect People?

I hadn’t been to the U.S. since I was 10 with my parents. So what I knew, I knew from friends, social media and magazines.Looking back, I always thought countries with a longer history and deeper “culture” were much more interesting and enriching. While maybe the U.S. became the refuge of many in the Middle East, the hub of education for…
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Women On Board – Or Women Abort?

“When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.” ― Bette Davis Three women - an Arab woman (myself), a Portuguese engineer and an Irish banker - sat together in a room and chatted about women in the workplace, a topic that's been on my mind for a while.Here are a few snipets from the conversations:…
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My Journey Around the World

Up until a few months ago, I had no plans in life. I felt my path was put on hold and I spent my summer touring in Portugal (From Porto, to Braga, Viana, Lisbon and Al Garve) and enjoying Barcelona (which wasn’t much compared to Portugal).Born and raised in Dubai then shipped over to Cairo, I haven’t been much of a traveler since my childhood…
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