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Elza S. Maalouf
Elza S. Maalouf is a Lebanese-American futurist, specializing in large-scale systems and societal change. Her expertise ranges from functional governance, to the conscious emergence of corporations, and decoding social and political complexities of the Middle East. Ms. Maalouf advises administrations, cutting-edge corporate leaders and global think tanks. She has lectured at various international platforms such as the United Nations, Oslo Center for Human Transformation, The World Future Society, College de Sorbonne, and 3rd Generation Fatah leaders in Palestine.

Entries by Elza S. Maalouf

South Africans Reinvent Themselves for the 21st Century

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 4:06 PM

An interview with a candidate on reigniting Mandela's vision

2014-02-08-DrMamphelaRamphele007a.JPGTwenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa seems to be at a new crossroad. The country has experienced remarkable change, while at the same time many believe it's falling apart. Blacks have...

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Resilience: Transforming Middle Eastern Corporate Practices

(4) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 9:10 AM

Corporations, like cultures, cannot skip a development stage. Life conditions in the Middle East have remained at tribal levels with egocentric overtones, which have resulted today in the sweeping revolutions of the Arab Spring. Corporate cultures in the Arab world were no exception to these values, but women and the...

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Culture: The Missing Piece From the President's Speech

(14) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 5:23 PM

In his long awaited speech about the Middle East President Obama reaffirmed America's role in supporting democracy in the region, but in a world that's experiencing monumental shifts the focus on culture has to take center stage in formulating strategies for foreign policy.

We are now living in an...

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Arab-Style Democracy: The Answer to the Post Dictatorship Era

(80) Comments | Posted March 8, 2011 | 2:52 PM

When the twenty-six-year-old college graduate, Mohammed Bouazizi, set himself on fire in Tunis, he sparked a revolution that was more than 40 years in the making. Sadly, he did not live to see the change. "Revolutions do not cause change they confirm the change which has already happened," wrote Dr....

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