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Behemoth’s Footprints: The Fate of Syria’s Crusader Legacy
Cultural Heritage / Syria

Behemoth’s Footprints: The Fate of Syria’s Crusader Legacy

Vulcan’s stones tell a story. High above the azure waters of the Eastern Mediterranean sits Qala’at Marqab. Menacing and foreboding, it spies upon the Syrian coast two kilometres away. Today Marqab flies the regime flag as it peers over the Banias Oil and Gas Refinery. A special contribution by Adam Blitz, a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London and a former Fulbright scholar. Continue reading

Lilly and the President
Leaders & People

Lilly and the President

Lilly Grossman, a ‘girlie’ girl as her father describes her, is a beautiful, effervescent, accomplished writer and filmmaker who ignites the ‘what is possible’ in the human spirit by her own wit and determination. Lilly recently met President Barack Obama when she received an honorable mention for her film, How I Use Technology in School at … Continue reading

Pearls: Entrepreneurs of the Future via Claudia Obertreis
Innovation / Leaders & People

Pearls: Entrepreneurs of the Future via Claudia Obertreis

The pearl of entrepreneurship  is a spark of irritation that creates a gem of an idea in business. Is it learned, taught or is it an evolution of experiences? Standing in front of classroom of fourth grade students in San Diego, Californi, Claudia Laird Obertreis, a business leader volunteer for Junior Achievement, introduces basic business … Continue reading