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I enjoyed with my husband, Dr. Sobhy Aziz, and our colleagues reading Prof. Alan Emery's excellent article "Emery-Dreifus Muscular Dystrophy". We look forward to reading more of his articles in future issues of The Ambassasdors Magazine.

Dr. Soheir El-Badramany
Consultant Physician and Cardiologist



The Kuwait Center for Autism welcomed a visit by the Arab Scouts Association in February 2014. 
The delegation enjoyed and commended the Centre for its care of people with autism.

Dr. Samira Al-Saad
Founder and Director
Kuwait Centre for Autism

I currently work as a Copy Editor for Hindawi Publishing Corporation in Cairo and as a Middle East Affairs Contributor to the Centre for Policy and Research on  Turkey, London, UK, Your Middle East Journal, and  Morocco World News Journal.  I am really interested in writing for your online magazine.

Mohamed Zayed
Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Following a recent conversation with Prof. Talaat Farag, I was encouraged to read the full story about Prof. Fahd Al-Mulla in the Ambassadors Online Magazine's MEGASTARS section. 

I was moved and fascinated by what I read and admire Prof. Mulla's resilience, perseverance, and determination to fight and overcome the major obstacles encountered since childhood - which are inspiring.

As a scientist myself, the highlight of course, was reading about Prof. Mulla's remarkable scientific achievements. I particularly value his research on Carbonyl Reductase and Raf Kinase Inhibitory Protein. The respect I have for this kind of work and the research he is conducting stems from my own experience as a clinical geneticist, an educator and a researcher in human genetics, molecular medicine, medical biochemistry and metabolism.

Dr Mohamed A. Sabry
Consultant Medical Geneticist
Associate Professor
Department of Medical Biochemistry
College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University

How do we perceive our vulnerability to terrorism? Is it through our sense of place, such as urban neighbourhoods where we live or offices where we work (as evidence has previously suggested); or is it actually through mobility, when we are travelling between places, the contradictory notion of ‘placelessness’? Recent research published in Urban Geography addresses this very question.

Focussing his research on people’s perceptions of their vulnerability to terrorism, Kevin Keenan conducted interviews with householders in Boston, US in 2008, and encouraged them to define terrorism and talk about their feelings towards it.

Whether it is our sense place, or ‘placelessness’ that makes us feel most at risk of terrorism, this study reminds us of the importance of being aware of our surroundings when we are on the move, to help us feel more secure in our everyday lives.

Read the full article online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2014.881022


Alan Crompton
Taylor & Francis Journals


National We Day-Canada is right around the corner, and we can’t wait to meet the thousands of youth who earned their tickets through service work. We are so inspired by the youth in Ottawa and surrounding areas – in the past year, they turned their passions into plans for action, and what a success they were!

On April 9, National We Day-Canada will bring those 16,000 students, educators and supporters together at the Canadian Tire Centre to celebrate change – and you won’t guess who will be celebrating with them! The talent lineup for National We Day-Canada (with more to be revealed!) includes:

  • Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan

  • Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo – National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

  • Simple Plan – JUNO Award-winning band

  • Kardinal Offishall  – Award-winning Canadian rapper and record producer

  • JRDN – Canadian R&B recording artist

  • Gen & Jas (The Oducado Twins) – MuchMusic Coca-Cola Covers Winners

  • Craig and Marc Kielburger – International activists and co-founders of Free The Children

  • Spencer West – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro

  • Molly Burke – Visually impaired Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador and author, who speaks about bullying and the power of hope

  • Hannah Alper – 11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist

  • Vishal Vijay – Youth speaker

See more at: http://www.weday.com/2014/02/lineup-for-national-we-day-canada-announced/#sthash.kbCmmIZ0.dpuf

Lauren Stasila

We Day - Associate Director, Public Relations and Publicity





  • My sincere condolences to the families, colleagues and friends on the passing of my three colleagues and classmates at Ain Shams Medical College (Egypt) in 1953:

  1. Prof. Islah Al-Falaki, who taught bacteriology to doctors and medical students

  2. Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi El-Sibai, who was a consultant physician in the military hospitals

  3. Dr. Shokry Hanna Zaki, who was the former General Director of medical services in Souhag Governate

  • My condolences to the family, colleagues and students of Prof. Salah Hafez Abdelhadi, the orthopedic surgeon and founder of the traumatology centre in Aswan Hospital (Egypt) during the construction of the Aswan High Dam. 


  • My condolences to the families of two friends who did excellent work in Kuwait:
    Dr. Mahmoud El-Shaal, former director of the Centre for Handicapped Children; and Dr. Mahmoud Salama, former director of Al-Jahra polyclinic.


Prof. Talaat I Farag (Canada)
March 2014

We send our condolences to our friend and colleague, Mr. Ahmed Toughan (chairman of the Egyptian Cartoonists Association) and his family, for the passing of his sister Hajja Zeinab Toughan.

Talaat I Farag, Adel Iskandar & Essam Farag
On behalf of the Ambassadors Magazine's Staff