Middle East


Aasma Shaukat: Cancer Researcher

Green Card Voices released a book about immigrants in Minnesota who are engaged in STEM careers. We feature four of them in excerpted form in this Innovators issue.

  • 03/24/2020

Women Forging Peace

Muslim, Jewish, and Christian women from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa (the MENA region) spend a

  • 05/28/2019

2018 Changemaker: Asma Mohammed

Photo by Sarah Whiting Asma Mohammed wants Muslim women to break their silence about sexual assault, in a way that enables them

  • 12/01/2018

BookShelf: Seeding for Change

As an author, ghostwriter, and social justice advocate, I enjoy finding and sharing true stories about extraordinary people. In recent years I

  • 06/01/2018

Called to Syria

It was 2015 and millions of refugees were arriving on the shores of Greece. I watched in horror as images

  • 05/01/2018

Rebranding her faith

Hanadi Chehabeddine was born in Lebanon and has lived in the U.S. since 2008. She is Muslim and is now

  • 04/01/2017

Women Wage Peace

Women Wage Peace, which was founded on the premise that Israeli and Palestinian people had lost hope that there would ever be an agreement, and that women could change that attitude by instilling hope in the population.

  • 08/01/2016

Art across cultures: Hend Al-Mansour’s images convey messages to audiences in the Middle East and in America

“I never thought art would be my career,” says Saudi Arabia-born Hend Al-Mansour, who now makes her home in Minnesota.

  • 01/01/2015

Trees of reconciliation

“I was distressed about particularly the outcome of our involvement in Iraq. This seemed like something small that I could do to contribute in a positive way.”

  • 10/02/2013

2011 Changemaker: Global Women’s Leadership Convening

“The bold question [for the café conversation] was ‘how do we prepare and propel more women into leadership roles in public life and civil society?'”

  • 12/02/2011

Choobideh & lefse

“Ever since I was little my dad and my grandparents have been telling me about Iran. … I’ve started understanding that not all laws are just and not all people are treated equal. [It’s] an issue I’ve become very passionate about.”

  • 08/02/2011