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Leen Hajjar
Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar currently works in the Department of Communications and Publications at King’s Academy in Jordan and has previously trained at Jordanian King Abdullah II’s official media office. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in the United States with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies and Sociology. She grew up in Amman, Jordan which inspired her to create her own blog, Middle Eastern Diaries. The aim of the blog is to expose the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world. Through each story, she hopes to initiate a global conversation to expand comprehensive understandings of the region.

COLUMNISTS
Leen Hajjar
Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar currently works in the Department of Communications and Publications at King’s Academy in Jordan and has previously trained at Jordanian King Abdullah II’s official media office. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in the United States with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Media Studies and Sociology. She grew up in Amman, Jordan which inspired her to create her own blog, Middle Eastern Diaries. The aim of the blog is to expose the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world. Through each story, she hopes to initiate a global conversation to expand comprehensive understandings of the region.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Jordan’s resources ‘stretched to the limit’ as population doubles

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

In late November, Jordan conducted a national population and housing census, and the preliminary ...

Oscar-nominated film ‘Theeb’ inspires young Jordanian filmmakers

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

The coming-of-age drama “Theeb” made history after it became the first Jordanian film to ...

How Nedaa Sharara gave Jordanian women ‘The Voice’

Thursday, 14 January 2016

One year ago, 23-year-old Jordanian Nedaa Sharara was unaware that she would quickly become a ...

Healthy fusion food: Quinoa Tabbouleh?

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

Over the past few years, we’ve all witnessed an extensive movement in healthy foods making ...

From talk show hosts to MPs, Middle Eastern women make their mark

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

If you search the term “women in the Middle East” online, you will come across phrases ...

How Jordan’s Muslims and Christians promote Christmas unity

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Beyond unfortunate tragedies in the Middle East, lies another world that is unfamiliar to many. ...

Winter cold snap worries Jordanians, refugees

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Jordan witnessed extremely chilly conditions over the weekend, when temperatures dropped to zero ...

Knafeh: The Arab dessert that binds

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

A specialty of the Levant region, knafeh is a syrup-soaked cheese pastry dessert made of vermicelli ...

We should protect Jordan’s natural beauty before it’s too late

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

As a child, I grew up valuing the Earth and all it has to offer. I remember teachers and parents ...

Arab hospitality: A conduit for coexistence

Thursday, 12 November 2015

On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart discussed his movie Rosewater, filmed in Jordan ...

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