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SDG #4- Quality Education – Shortcomings of the Lebanese Educational System

In the first article of this series, I explored the Lebanese educational system, discussing its outward strengths and successes. Yet, despite Lebanon’s extremely high literacy rates (93.9%)[1], the fact remains that this is nothing but a glittering façade distracting us from an unsettling truth: the Lebanese educational system is severely flawed and outdated, no longer …

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SDG #10 How reducing inequality will help shape a better tomorrow

Social inequality is an issue that has been ever present throughout the history of mankind. From the early ages of humanity, the law of the jungle has ruled over civilizations in different types and forms. As far back as the Stone Age, social inequality was observed through the strongest hunter ruling the group and getting …

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Thoughts on Global Citizenship and Privilege

Global citizenship is a difficult topic to unpack without stepping on a few toes. Any discussion of citizenship, even a hypothetical status such as this, needs to consider that the conference of the title necessarily sets the recipient apart from others. Being a citizen of Denmark, for instance, elevates your rights in the Danish state …

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Climate Change Ringing Alarm Bells

Silence before the storm? Every day we are bombarded with videos of floods, forest fires, and hurricanes. The newest IPCC Report (2018) warns us about the devastating impact of global warming of only 1.5°C on the weather, ecosystems, arctic ice, food production, human health, tourism, etc. (1). And even during our “Netflix and Chill”-Sessions on …

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