Author Archives: Reine Azzi

About Reine Azzi

An instructor who teaches so many different courses at university! Best way to remain passionately challenged! I'm also the licensee, curator, and host of TEDxLAU which adds so much excitement to my life!

12 Ideas for 2017

Happy New Year! Or Feliz año nuevo since we had the fortune to meet the new year on a rooftop in Havana – without Internet so I couldn’t blog about it. The best I could do was to actually enjoy it, … Continue reading

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Never been to a TEDx event? 

Not sure what all the fuss is about?Or whether you should go? Well, here are the top 5 things you’ll experience at TEDxLAU this year:  14 different talks and performances from completely diverse fields. What’s in common? A passion for … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s time to wake up: نوم الغزلان

If you’re expecting a cathartic release, think again. Through this ingenious production, Lina Abyad and her team hold the audience captive as they listen to story after story of Syrian asylum seekers. And when you’re about to scream out: ‘No … Continue reading

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Why weddings are still worth the ‘weight’…

I’m about to be 33. My husband-to-be is 36. We could follow the lead that many of our friends have set for us and have a small destination wedding. Nothing at all wrong with that! You have fun, travel to … Continue reading

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2015: Perpetual motion

In 2014, I got a tattoo. It’s a triskelion. A triskelion or a triskele has come to have myriad meanings, but my favourites are the following: perpetual motion and the complexities of the past, present, and future. Not bad for … Continue reading

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Literature Activity: The danger of having NO story

In my literature class this semester, I had a theme relating to “The Danger of a Single Story”. This was inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk, in which she discusses the nature of literature and cultural misconceptions. Why do we … Continue reading

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Speaker Workshops: An immersive journey

It’s two weeks to event day, and some people are still pitching ideas, hoping to be part of the speaker line-up on the 23rd of August. What many don’t realize is the absolutely mesmerizing creative process that our speakers immerse … Continue reading

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To Grandma Weddo

Why don’t we have eulogies in our culture? For someone like me, who expresses herself through words, I need that sense of closure. So I guess a blog would have to do. To grandma, Who had the imagination to write … Continue reading

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On My Mental Health

I have always kept my hair straight, though it’s naturally curly. I don’t know how to sketch, but I’ve perfected the art of drawing lines. I’m an onion with layers, but someone told me the best part lies at the … Continue reading

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A skill every teacher should have!

Should every teacher have a degree? Well… in this day and age, you’d hope! But does that fashion out a great educator? Of course not!  I have the degree. I have the emotional intelligence (or so I hope). I’m a … Continue reading

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