October is set on the calendar as a�?Domestic Violence Awareness Montha�?

How truly public is domestic violence in Lebanon? We hear stories about women abused in their homes, we might even know a couple but we are forced to feel that there is nothing we can do about it. Our hands are tied when the law is against common sense.A� A friend of mine, while on […]

About Books, Movies and Youth…

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh argues that there is a link between our young generationa��s attitude and reading (The Age of Neo-Illiteracy is a must read!). Ia��d like to take it a step further even…A� How many young university students like to watch movies? I would say a big number. Thata��s positive. But what is the number […]

The Age of Neo-Illiteracy

Quantitative studies can be boring, and often are misleading. However, I always use statistics to define the level of my university classrooms in Lebanon. Recurrent questions I ask concern reading. Strange how in few years, the average percentage of readers in three different private universities drastically dropped: 40% in 2007… 1% in 2013. In fact, […]

IDLE NO MORE in Lebanon!

University classrooms are known to be the root of knowledge. University classrooms stimulate the mind, stretch the limits and allow young people to think outside the box, to simply think for themselves. How true is this? During a class led by Dr. Pamela Chrabieh I occupied an observer’s seat. It was a session of movie […]

All-Men Societies? The End of Humanity…

Will there be a sex war in the upcoming years of the 21st century? Has it already started? When parents are able to choose the sex of their child using in vitro fertilization (IVF) and artificial insemination (AI), and world statistics show that boys are preferred, especially in conservative and highly patriarchal societies – such […]