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Ameen Rihani

Francesco Medici Publishes Italian Translation of First Arab-American Novel

Todd Fine | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Todd Fine

A philosophical work that relates the migration of two young men from Baalbek, Lebanon to New York City, the book elaborates Rihani's hopes and dreams with a still universal resonance.

Washington Street Plaza in 'Little Syria' Should Be Opportunity for New York

Todd Fine | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York
Todd Fine

New Yorkers can be mocked for making sport of being confrontational and protective about the handful of blocks that make up their little worlds, but the issues involving the 9/11 Memorial and "Little Syria" are too solemn and weighty to be handled in a closed and secretive way.

Children's Art Exhibition Comes to Brunei: Trish Amichi's 'Big Ones Little Ones' Project

Todd Fine | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Todd Fine

Since 2004, an Australian project called "Big Ones Little Ones" has marshaled the power of the feeling of accomplishment with a focus on special-needs children, the global community and a direct link to Aboriginal Australians.

Congress Should Pass Resolution Celebrating Arab-American Literature

Todd Fine | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Todd Fine

The recent Sikh massacre revealed the dangers for ethnic groups whose cultural stories are not adequately communicated in American society, and the United States urgently needs to communicate alternative cultural narratives in the Arab world, while it internalizes their meanings and implications on policy.