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Maysa Jalbout
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Maysa Jalbout is a nonresident fellow at the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. Formerly, the CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation, she advises on devising national government strategies, channeling philanthropic investments and creating partnership opportunities in the education and international development sectors.

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A New Narrative for the Middle East: Told by Its Children

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM

One minute, one camera, and one boy... is all it took to convey the tragedy of millions of childhoods lost to conflict in the Middle East.

Amar's film is disheartening. But if you walk away demoralized you will have missed the point he makes. Amar is a 15-year-old Syrian...

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For Young Syrians, School's Always Out and Not Just for Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 1:31 PM

As the school year wraps up, most children are already focused on their summer plans. Long days of free play or organized summer activities are the ideal for many children in the West.

Although it's difficult to imagine now, it would have also been the ideal for many of the...

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'Instead of Sending Soldiers, Send Teachers'

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 1:10 PM

In war, dedicated teachers are on the front lines of the battle for hope and equality. Facing harrowing conditions, teachers are often unsupported in responding to the pleas of children and parents for access to meaningful education. The international community must also support these teachers and their students' right to...

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Back to School: Even in Syria, Education Is About Hope

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 12:08 PM

It is back to school time in Syria this week, just as it is in the United States. Yet for millions of Syrian children, there is no return to comfortable routine. There are no new clothes. Photographs of this year's first day of school smiles will be missing. Classrooms are...

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