Greek Dinner Around the World January 15, 2015
Cultural Heritage / Greece

Greek Dinner Around the World January 15, 2015

Imagine a dinner party to celebrate Greek culture, cuisine, philosophy and heritage around the world with family, friends, and new friends. This is Greek Dinner Around the World on January 15th. An idea that was sparked last year by the film Kiveri by Panayloti Yannitsos (@pyannitsos) and a conversation over Twitter with authors Marjory McGinn … Continue reading

Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s
Cultural Heritage / Syria

Damascus Hide and Seek: Synagogues and Sotheby’s

Special report by Adam Blitz. On 17 December 2013 Sotheby’s (New York) commenced its Important Judaica sale. To be auctioned was “An Exceedingly Rare Hebrew Synagogue Carving” (Lot 93). Sotheby’s catalogue states that the object was made of Walnut and incised with seven words from Psalm 19 verse 9 framed by an ebony border and inlaid with … Continue reading

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Father Paolo dall’Oglio in Syria
Leaders & People / Syria

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Father Paolo dall’Oglio in Syria

Special report by Adam Blitz for Father Paulo’s 60th birthday, who continues to be held captive in Syria.
“Paolo’s vision was to create a monastic order dedicated to Abrahamic hospitality and Christian-Islamic dialogue and, until the war, Deir Mar Musa was a meeting point for Syrians of all faiths from across the country… Continue reading

The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work
Books / Greece / Innovation / Leaders & People

The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work

The muses dance today for the release of The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work by Alex Pattakos and Elaine Dundon. The OPA! Way is a modern day classic. It reveals the secret to finding meaning, purpose and ultimately, joy in life by following the wisdom of ancient Greeks, their mythology, philosophy … Continue reading

Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar, An “Untouchable” Dalit Touching the World and Offering All Human Dignity
International / Leaders & People

Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar, An “Untouchable” Dalit Touching the World and Offering All Human Dignity

  Imagine a world filled with potential, courage, beauty and light being created by Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar, a gentle warrior ensuring the Dalits, the untouchables, of Nepal have their rights and live with dignity. “If you focus on one thing, you will have success. You have to work hard, have determination, have patience and … Continue reading

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

Privatization of Cultural Heritage?
Cultural Heritage / Greece / Innovation

Privatization of Cultural Heritage?

What is the role of private industry and the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of cultural heritage? American archeologist Stephen Miller who as been working in Greece for the last 40 years, released a storm in a Time magazine article “Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece”. Noted in Time magazine with the following: … Continue reading

Hestia’s Pearl of a Greek Dinner Around the World
Greece / Innovation

Hestia’s Pearl of a Greek Dinner Around the World

Imagine the spark that creates a pearl. Several conversations over coffee and on Twitter between authors, entrepreneurs and investors on the global economy and Greece, sparked an idea. In fact, a challenge: why not have a Greek dinner around the world to share and promote Greek culture, heritage and the arts through the most tempting dimension … Continue reading