Picture this; it’s the 21st century, there are no hate-crimes, refugees have been integrated in communities around the world and granted access to education, there are women in parliaments where women could not vote before, gender-discrimination in the workplace is a thing of the past, and no woman is forced to marry her rapist based […]
About Laura Albast
Laura Al Bast is a member of the digital marketing and social media content management crew of AIESEC International. Based in Beirut, Lebanon, Laura has been with the organization for a little bit over 3 years working in fields of Strategic Team Management, Community Development Projects, Sales&Marketing, Leadership and Facilitation.
Entries by Laura Albast
Blogpost Writer: Laura Sabrina Al Bast Have you noticed how social media explodes with hashtags uniting people together in times of crisis? #YesAllWomen and #BlackLivesMatter are one example. Unity and solidarity on a digital platform has become a new norm for seeking justice. In George Friedman’s book on geopolitics, The next 100 years, he mentions […]
Blogpost Writer: Laura Sabrina Al Bast Who hasn’t seen all the social media posts endorsing the power of youth engaging in travel, volunteerism, innovation, or entrepreneurship. It’s everywhere; conferences popping up with speakers high in the tech or media industries, competitions on sustainable innovations and startups, or even grants or fellowships for young entrepreneurs. It […]
Blogpost Writer: Frans Astala Do you remember what it was like to not speak or understand English? At some point, when you’ve become fluent enough in a language, you start taking it for granted. If you are reading this, it’s more likely that you speak English as a second, or even a third language, than […]
Blogpost Writer: Laura Sabrina Al Bast There are always going to be challenges; not the right job, indifference and lack of motivation, time. But there will always be opportunities, if we seek them properly and take enough risks to defy every single obstacle that has put the young under the epidemic of unemployment, social unrest […]
Blogpost Writer: Frans Astala Poverty is one of the most fundamental problems of humanity. It is present throughout the world and in contrast to the simplicity of its definition, scarcity or lack of money or possessions, it lacks a simple solution. Today, the young leaders of the world will get together to talk about the […]
Blogpost writer: Frans Astala Over half a million people participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. last Saturday. In addition to this, through hundreds of cities around the world, dubbed sister marches were organised, from Australia to Argentina; serving a powerful call for women’s rights. Last Monday we discussed the Civil Rights movement in honor of […]
Blogpost Writer: Laura Sabrina Al Bast Abraham Lincoln’s famous words, Government of the people, for the people, by the people, are often quoted as a definition of democracy. And though it has been excessively challenged and demanded over the years, democracy is characterized with implementing the will of the people. The people in that case, […]
As the new year begins, so does a page unfold to a new chapter marking 365 pages of you and what you can do to make the best -and worst- out of this millennial age. Typically, travel. Be it for a week, six, or 40. Do it. The notion of traveling abroad brings forth numerous […]
Nature, or as some may refer to it, the poetry of the earth is not dead; or so we hope. When was the last time you sat in a field, amongst the trees, and listened? Was the atmosphere loud; was it the buzzing of the earth or was it cars nearby? Was there a foul […]
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