5 Arab Women Olympians Who Have Faced a Long Journey to Rio 2016

August 5, 2016 2:30 pm1 comment
5 Arab Women Olympians Who Have Faced a Long Journey to Rio 2016

As the 2016 Olympics draw near, athletes are gearing up and doing some last minute training before the games. Each of them have stories of how they reached the Olympics, but some of those stories stand out from the rest. We highlight the narratives of 5 women from Syria, Palestine, […]

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Elan’s Landmark Leader Profile: Mr. Shafik Gabr, Successful Businessman and Cultural Bridge Builder

July 29, 2016 3:11 pm1 comment
Elan’s Landmark Leader Profile: Mr. Shafik Gabr, Successful Businessman and Cultural Bridge Builder

ARTOC chairman Shafik Gabr is not satisfied with simply being an accomplished businessman, having found success with ARTOC Petroleum and Real Estate, but he also prides himself on being the philanthropist behind The East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative. This novel East-West initiative brings together a group of young leaders from the Middle East, […]

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Pokémon GO! The New Arab Revolution

July 18, 2016 4:26 pm0 comments
Pokémon GO! The New Arab Revolution

Pokémon GO! has been nothing short of an international sensation. From people wandering into the streets trying to catch Pokémon to stampedes in Central Park, the addictive game has put the public in high alert – even in Arab countries such as Egypt and the UAE where the app has […]

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To Get Security, We Need the Woman of the Future Now

July 1, 2016 12:47 pm0 comments
To Get Security, We Need the Woman of the Future Now

At night as cities across the globe suffer from countless crises and yearn for solutions, we rely on the woman to shield us from it all and help us compartmentalize our fears. But in reducing the role of woman to that of protector, we neglect her role as bearer of […]

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Elan’s Landmark Leader Profile: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Sheikh of Hearts

April 25, 2016 9:24 am1 comment
Elan’s Landmark Leader Profile: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Sheikh of Hearts

Elan is proud to announce our new series of progressive, modern leaders in the Middle East, “Elan’s Landmark Leader Profiles.”   Not bios or editorial pieces, but profiles of leaders in the region who are forward thinkers, listeners, change agents and preparing their societies for a post-oil Middle East.  We’ll profile […]

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Women Hold More Powerful Jobs than Ever in the UAE.

March 24, 2016 4:20 pm3 comments
Women Hold More Powerful Jobs than Ever in the UAE.

45 years after it’s first birthday, The United Arab Emirates is one of the most developed countries in the Middle East. Now, the advancement of that country has slowly opened the doors to women rising in business and leadership positions in the UAE – in some of the most critical job posts. […]

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Over 90 Renowned Galleries Participating in Art Dubai 2016-Here are five of our favorites.

March 16, 2016 2:02 pm0 comments
Over 90 Renowned Galleries Participating in Art Dubai 2016-Here are five of our favorites.

  This year marks the tenth anniversary of Art Dubai, the region’s leading art fair, presenting a diverse line-up of over  90 galleries from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Each year in March, Art Dubai presents a hand picked and diverse line-up of over 90 galleries from the […]

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Look! Brown People Working on our Favorite TV Shows!

March 10, 2016 1:30 pm0 comments
Look!  Brown People Working on our Favorite TV Shows!

At Elan, we’re excited about Spring, and not just for the warm weather- Spring also means many of the binge worthy shows we love are premiering new seasons. (This piece has actually taken 5 times longer to write than usual, thanks to the new season of House of Cards.) All […]

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Syrian Refugee Crisis: 10 Arab Organizations helping refugees

February 29, 2016 2:27 pm1 comment
Syrian Refugee Crisis: 10 Arab Organizations helping refugees

There are a number of countries and organizations that have held out a helping hand to Syrian refugees- Canada, Germany, The US-based Karam Foundation, Islamic Relief USA and The Syrian American Medical Society. In the face of this help coming from these non-Arab companies and countries, many claim to be […]

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Islamophobia and the American Presidential Election-The Good , The Bad and The Ugly

February 23, 2016 10:27 am0 comments
Islamophobia and the American Presidential Election-The Good , The Bad and The Ugly

We’re nine months away from Election Day, and presidential hopefuls are pulling out all the stops. This has already been a highly entertaining (if not disturbing) campaign trail -many candidates have planted shiny loafers and high heel pumps firmly in their white toothed, caucusing mouths. It’s no surprise that the […]

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