Notebook #1: Who am I?

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I’m starting a new segment on my blog titled “Notebook,” where I will write about my life. I’ll update you with my experiences, thoughts, and feelings, and (most likely) pictures and videos of my cats. I have two: the vain Lady Susana Montgomery and the naughty Percy Bysshe Shelly. But first, a little introduction in […]

TEDxCanadianUniversityDubai, Oct 26

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I’m thrilled to be speaking at TEDxCanadianUniversityDubai (TEDxCUD) along with 6 other international and local speakers. This event is invite only and it won’t be live-streamed. I look forward to meeting you all on October 26, 2017 at the Canadian University of Dubai. For more information, please visit TEDxCUD’s main website. And follow, like, and share their […]

Article: “Kuwait’s Anglowaiti Music Scene” in Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

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“In spite of uneven restrictions and acute censorship, Kuwait is undergoing a cultural transformation. Musicians who sing in English, in particular, are benefiting from developments in Kuwait’s cultural infrastructure. While many singers and song-writers are trying to make their mark in the industry, four artists illustrate the diverse ways musicians interact with the ‘Anglowaiti’ music […]

Reading a Paper at ​Gulf University for Science and Technology’s English Language and Literature Conference (GELL) 2017: “Translingualism”

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GELL Confrence 2017, “Translingualism,” will be held at GUST, from Monday April 17, to Thursday April 20. I’m reading a paper, “Writing and Space: Physical and Psychological Influence,” on the 18th of April, 2:00-4:00 pm. I am thrilled to read with favorite GCC poets, Nejood Al-Yagout (our own mystic) and Afra Atiq (the UAE’s first […]

US Embassy’s Intellectual Property Right Diwaniya with Ambassador Lawrence R. Silverman

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On Monday I was invited among a group of creative people to the US Embassy’s Intellectual Property Right Diwaniya with Ambassador Lawrence R. Silverman (sitting on the left).  We discussed: -The importance of spreading awareness on IPR protection. -The challenges facing artists in protecting their ownership rights. – The need to enforce the Intellectual Property […]