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October 11, 2008 | News

As always, students engaged in intensive online dialogue throughout the semester - across cultures and across borders - and worked together to produce vibrant media projects that covered topics ranging from daily life in different countries and cultures to critically examining media coverage of the U.S. presidential elections and their effect on foreign policy in the Middle East.

Below are a few student quotes from the Fall 2008 evaluations, which highlight the success of the program in promoting student learning and dialogue:

October 02, 2008 | News

Soliya recently received a very generous grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We wish to extend our thanks to the Ministry for their continued support and commitment to our work. This grant will help Soliya to further enhance and expand the reach and impact of the Connect Program.

September 24, 2008 | News

Tadamunn: Towards Civic Engagement in Arab Education
Cairo, Egypt
The Tadamunn Conference was hosted by the American University in Cairo on October 13-14, 2008. The conference explored strategies and options for promoting civic engagement in Arab educational systems. Soliya President Lucas Welch, Outreach Manager Reem Marto, and facilitator Dina Orieby were all speakers at the conference, which was also attended by Waleed Nassar, Soliya's Cairo Office Manager.

September 10, 2008 | News

Washington, DC Nearly 2,000 academics, scholars, activists and graduate students from around the world who study the Middle East gathered for the annual MESA conference on November 22-25, 2008. Reem Marto and Merva Faddoul (Senior Network Officer) represented Soliya at this conference, where they hosted an informational booth about Soliya at the Book Exhibit.