MENASA was incorporated in October 2011 and has successfully executed a number of events that have connected emerging leaders in the US with those in Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (ME, NA, SA). We are thrilled with our early successes, but are eager to expand programming and host even more events. To fuel this expansion,… Continue reading Join us in our fund-raising campaign…make a donation !
The Acronym dictionary defines MENASA as – Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. When you google it, MENSA throws up. Not a very smart acronym, this one. But try harder, and you will find the definition for it. A new acronym. A fad. A smart ( and pretentious) way to club together groups of… Continue reading MENASA ?
It is not everyday that you get to meet your childhood hero. To me, Riz Khan has always been a role-model and continues to do the kind of work that I would love to do, though in a different format. Even though I am a bit star-struck by him, I managed an interview about an… Continue reading Q and A with Riz Khan, Anchor at Al –Jazeera English
While investigating the role of spoilers in the Middle East peace process, I started off with the rather objective and fair assumption that the lobbies in Washington DC are skewed positively in one direction. That is to say, the Israeli lobbies are so powerful and influential that they dominate the discourse on the issue and… Continue reading Battle of intelligence vs intellect
Hello All, This is my second attempt at serious blogging, the first one resulted in a failure. Well, not really. I do write at www.riseofpr.blogspot.com, but not with the seriousness and regularity that i would like to. Signing up for Digital Democracy, a course at Syracuse University has pushed me to start this blog, which… Continue reading Hello world!