Queens of Syria Define Humanity

Queens of Syria Define Humanity

Special Report by Adam Blitz on Queens of Syria presented in London on 5-9th July 2016 at the Young Vic Theatre directed by Zoe Lafferty in partnership with The Young Vic, Refugee Productions and Developing Artists with cast members: Reham Alhakim, Anwar Alsayyah, Reem Alsayyah, Waed Alsayyah, Maha Alyousef, Fatema Aodah, Kaoula Al Fahsi, Fatin Al Jasem, … Continue reading


Queens of Syria & The Trojan Women
Greece / Leaders & People / Syria

Queens of Syria & The Trojan Women

Special post in support for the British Arab Centre in London. First staged in Amman in 2013, and the subject of an award winning documentary, Developing Artists presents Refuge Productions’ Queens of Syria, an adaptation of Euripides anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women. Performed by an all-female cast of Syrian refugees, the production skilfully amalgamates the … Continue reading

Afghanistan / Art / International / Leaders & People

Art as a Peacemaker in Afghanistan?

Impossible to imagine that art could possibly be a mechanism to bring peace and prosperity to the Afghan community.  However, in the midst of war, terror by local militia, food shortages, domestic violence, artisans are finding peace and hope by crafting silk scarves, jewelry and even modifying traditional tent lining felt into home interior products for … Continue reading

Art / Humanitarian / Leaders & People / News/Media / Photography / Truth

Modest: Women in the Muslim World – Photos by Alexandra Boulat

Words and voice of Alexandra Boulat photographing war.

“even my eyes are tired of the Palestinian drama sometimes. And, that is why I get caught by the details. Conflict and pain has become ordinary. Look at the ordinary – life without electricity … an empty frig….” Continue reading

International / Politics

CONSISTENCY – Novel Approach in Foreign Policy

Washington, DC The Friederich Naumann Foundation hosted a discussion on “War and Peace: Russia and her neighbors” on September 30. Foreign policy experts gathered to listen to guest speaker, Alexander Graf Lamsdorff who is a Member of the European Union Parliament and a member of the Free Democratic Party in Germany. Early August 2008, the … Continue reading