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Our final episode for 2023 is bumper one as we discuss Carlos Queiroz decision to leave Qatar just a month from the AFC Asian Cup, with Qatari football expert Ahmed Hashim joining us from Doha. Eurasianet's Central Asia editor, Peter Leonard, joins us to shed light on Arkadag, the new kings of Turkmen football sweeping all before them in their debut season. Plus, we speak with Yonhap News reporter Yoo Jee-ho to discuss the sad demise of former Korean powerhouse, Suwon Bluewings, after their relegation to K2.
Aldo shares his reflections on attending WISE11 in Doha on November 28th and 29th, 2023. You can help out those who have been deprived of an education because of war by making a small donation to one of the following organisations: UNICEF for Gaza: https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/children-in-gaza-crisis-appeal/ Education Above All: https://donate.educationaboveall.org Find out more about WISE here: https://www.wise-qatar.org/
TONIGHT: The show begins in Ukraine, where Zelensky must battle with political dissenters who fault his decisions and future. Fromm UAE with Putin to the Reagan Library and Gina Raimondo speaking of the scale of threat from China. From Argentina to Doha, from the Negev to the University of Pennsylvaniaand other elite campuses riven by antisemitism, from Caracas to Georgetown, from the EV highway to the Federalist Society. 1917 Yale University
PREVIEW: The US Congress demands Qatar turn over Hamas leaders, demands Turkey cease providing refuge for Hamas, demands the US payments to Iran via Doha cease -- from a much longer conversation with Malcolm Hoenlein and Thaddeus McCotter. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/11/30/iran-6-billion-biden-prisoner-exchange-congress/347feb32-8fd1-11ee-95e1-edd75d825df0_story.html 1853 Willard's DC
In this episode of Student Affairs Voices from the Field, Dr. Jill Creighton welcomes Andrew Hua, a Chinese Vietnamese higher education scholar and practitioner currently serving as the Director of Student Affairs Case Management Services at the University of California, San Diego. Andrew's journey into student affairs began as an undergraduate student involved in leadership activities, leading him to pursue graduate programs in student affairs. He initially worked in residential life roles and later transitioned into case management. The conversation delves into how case management adapted to remote and hybrid models during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on building strong relationships with students even in virtual settings. Andrew shares his unexpected transition to the interim director role at UC San Diego and the challenges he faced during this significant shift in responsibility. Mentorship, support, and collaboration are highlighted as crucial aspects of professional transitions in student affairs. Andrew also discusses his decision to pursue a Doctorate in Education (EdD) while managing his leadership role and the challenges and rewards of such a commitment. Throughout the episode, Andrew's journey exemplifies the importance of mentorship and support during career transitions in student affairs, as well as the significance of building rapport with students and colleagues, even in remote or hybrid work environments. He emphasizes the value of seeking and accepting support from mentors and peers when navigating transitions. Please subscribe to SA Voices from the Field on your favorite podcasting device and share the podcast with other student affairs colleagues! TRANSCRIPT Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:02]: Welcome to Student Affairs Voices from the Field, the podcast where we share your student affairs stories from fresh perspectives to seasoned experts. This is season nine on transitions in Student Affairs. This podcast is brought to you by NASPA. And I'm Dr. Jill Creighton. She her hers your essay Voices from the Field. Host welcome back to another episode of Essay Voices from the Field. Today we are heading to sunny Southern California to meet Andrew Hua. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:30]: Andrew is a Chinese Vietnamese higher education scholar and practitioner. Currently, Andrew Hua serves as the Director of Student Affairs case Management Services at the University of California, San Diego. Before starting at UC San Diego, andrew served as a higher education professional at the University of California, Berkeley and Washington State University. He received his Master of Arts in Student Affairs administration degree from Michigan State. Go Green. Go Spartans. And he received his bachelor of arts in sociology degree from the University of California, Riverside Go. Highlanders. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:59]: In addition, Andrew is the 2023 2025 Asian Pacific islander knowledge community cochair Andrew's various experiences in cris management, behavioral threat assessment, nonclinical case management, residential life, Greek life, student conduct conference services, and student government, along with his desire and passion to learn for developing students holistically as leaders, citizens and scholars in a safe and welcoming community is the foundation of his student affairs experience. Personally, he'd like to share that he's a huge Disney fanatic and loves photography. So you could say that his hobbies are going to Disneyland and taking pictures. However, he has other Hobies as well. He enjoys playing volleyball board and video games and going on foodie adventures and hiking. Andrew, so thrilled to have you on SA voices thank you. Andrew Hua [00:01:40]: I'm excited to be here with you as well. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:01:42]: We learned from your bio you are not only the current co chair of the Apikc for NASPA, but you are also transitioning in other areas of life with a recent permanent position and also doctoral studies. So a lot going on for you in the transition space. But as we like to start each episode before we get into the journey, would love to know your come up story. How did you get to your current seat in higher ed? Andrew Hua [00:02:05]: Yeah, it's not a traditional pathway. I would have to say. I'll share that it started off traditional. As a young undergraduate student, I got involved in leadership, had the opportunity, had great mentors, advisors, and he said, have you ever thought about doing something like we do and doing student affairs? I was like, I have no idea what that is. And from there, it started with exploring graduate programs and then applying and getting in. So I went to Michigan State University, which was awesome. Go Spartans. And then from there, all my background has been residential life, so res life at Michigan State residence, life at Washington State residence, life at UC Berkeley, and then my transition from Berkeley to where I'm at now the University of California, San Diego, is case management. Andrew Hua [00:02:54]: It was a unique space. I wanted to get back to Southern California, and I started exploring different opportunities and found myself as a case manager. I saw transferable skills and over. In three years, there's been a lot of transitions from case manager to now serving as the director of the Student Affairs Case Management office. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:03:13]: That's an incredible jump in three years to go from the individual contributor role to leading the entire team in such a short span when it was kind of a new functional area for you, but also kind of not, because what ResLife staff member is not doing case management and maybe just not calling it. Andrew Hua [00:03:27]: That 100% agree with you. I think Res Life has given me so many opportunities in understanding different areas and field of work. It felt really good to transition to that. But you're right. I would say it was one I think most folks face this. I transitioned in 2020 from Res Life to case management. A whole new field of work, kind of. And then from 2020 to 2023, I was working remotely hybrid, somewhat in person. Andrew Hua [00:03:56]: So lots of transitions and even transitioning to being interim director. Then director has its own transition too. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:04:03]: Let's talk about doing case management in the hybrid and remote space, because I think case management especially is one of the areas of student affairs where there may be some hesitations from leadership to be okay with that because of the sensitive nature of what these types of cases can be. We're seeing students who are having mental health emergencies. We're seeing students who have personal crises. And there can be something impersonal about doing that level of connection with another person through the Internet. So tell us about how you navigated that. Andrew Hua [00:04:32]: Yeah, it was very interesting. I think we've all adapted in 2020. Students had to adapt, professionals had to adapt, and the only way to connect was virtually. So I think we had to find a way to find that connection. And one of the connections I was able to build is how do we build rapport with students? Get to know them as if we were getting to know them as if they were sitting right across from us, getting to know who they are as a person, getting to know what their interests were, understanding what their challenges are and what are their primary and I guess primary priorities when they come meet with us. Right. It's not about let's talk about anything and everything. It's about what do you need at this moment? And I think that's where I felt the students felt like they were being heard. Andrew Hua [00:05:13]: We've continued to do hybrid now because that's what the students want. We've done assessment. They've said majority of time we would like to have zoom. Do we do offer in person. But the students choose that because it's convenient. It allows them to be in the space that they're most comfortable, not in an office that they're not familiar with. And they also get to choose the time much more conveniently to them. They have to walk across campus, take in travel time. Andrew Hua [00:05:37]: So I think all things that I think about leadership, my leadership and my supervisors, when we have conversation about how do we conduct our work, if the students feel safe in their space, there's less risks of them spiraling or their mental health being flared up, and we're able to kind of navigate that with them. Of course, we do run into some of the situations where students do end up having a cris over the phone or over zoom, but we have our resources intact, right? That's where we'll de escalate. We'll do our best to contact resources off the side, whether it's contact another team member via teams, zoom, et cetera, to help us get the resources to the student if we know where the student is at that moment. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:06:19]: So it's allowed you to work faster? In some ways, yeah. Andrew Hua [00:06:22]: More efficient and effective ways at times. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:06:24]: You mentioned that you took on an interim position before becoming the director. How did that know? Andrew Hua [00:06:30]: That was a unique situation. I was not expecting. I did my role as the inaugural case manager and outreach specialist at UC San Diego. And my role. I was learning, and I felt really comfortable after a year. And I was ready to meet for my annual performance evaluation with my supervisor and say, like, I'm ready for more. Ready to look at what does it mean to be a case manager that takes on the designee responsibilities of my director when they're out of the office. And then I went into that meeting, and my director shared, you know what? I have some news to share with you. Andrew Hua [00:07:02]: I have actually accepted another position. I'm like, I didn't even get a chance to share about my goals for the next year, et cetera, because the next thing that came up was, Andrew, we've talked to leadership, and we think you'd be great to serve as the interim director. And I was shocked. I was like, it was one year in. Granted, I received positive feedback for my performance throughout, but I was not expecting that. So I had a moment of pause before I actually accepted. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:07:27]: Think the more realistic way is you were freaking shook. Andrew Hua [00:07:32]: You are absolutely correct. I was I was not expecting I was like, I've done one year in this field, they're asking me to be interim director. I was like, okay, let's chat about that. What does that look like? So I was shook. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:07:43]: That is a really different conversation than. Andrew Hua [00:07:45]: The one you expected to have 100%. So granted, it was a great opportunity. And I did get to sit down and talk about, like, I really enjoyed working with my supervisor. And I said, I will accept it under one condition, is that you continue to serve as a mentor. And that the leadership that is still here that I will report to, also will serve as mentors too. Not just supervisors, but mentors to mold me into a great leader. Why take on the interim role? Dr. Jill Creighton [00:08:15]: That is a really amazing ask. We talk a lot in negotiation skills about things you can ask for that is not necessarily based salary, like vacation days and other types of things. But asking for someone to serve as a mentor is a really great pro tip, especially if you're taking on something that maybe you have your own reservations about. Andrew Hua [00:08:33]: Yeah, 100%. And I can tell you, they all agreed. They're like, absolutely. We will continue to serve as mentors and consult as you navigate this water until this day. I still have mentoring moments with them. Like every month, we have something scheduled with my previous supervisor and the leadership here at UC San Diego. So it's not gone. It still continues, even though I have taken on the permanent role. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:08:56]: When you take on an interim role, and especially in the way that it was offered to you, it doesn't really give the team a lot of transparency. That can feel a little bit scary to the team when all of these changes are happening suddenly. How did you navigate the waters of moving from a fellow case manager to supervising others? Who were your direct peers and maybe had no idea this was coming? Andrew Hua [00:09:15]: Yeah, that was a tricky area to kind of navigate. But in much reflection, I did inquire why me? Why my position? Why am I being selected? I think that was important for me to understand. And what was shared with me was my inaugural role. The student affairs case manager and outreach specialist. That was the starting point. The future and strategic plan was eventually this role would become the Assistant Director or would eventually become the designee overall for any Director responsibilities. When the Director was out and the entire team knew that when they did their search for the position, the entire team knew that the Student Affairs Case Manager and Outreach Specialist role was going to evolve into something of leadership. So I think that's when it made me feel a bit more comfortable with knowing that the team knew this. Andrew Hua [00:10:05]: They all had opportunities to also apply for the position and show interest. I think the other piece for me is I took it in my own responsibility to connect with my colleagues. I checked in with them and shared hey, of course, when the announcement was made, I connected with them afterwards and said, I wanted to check in with you. How are you feeling about the decision? What are some challenges that may be coming up, or how can I best support you in this interim phase? My colleagues actually embraced me. They're very happy. They're like, we are so happy that we have an interim director. We've seen what this department has been like when there is an interim director, and some of them shared with me that they're glad that they didn't want it. We had no plans. Andrew Hua [00:10:48]: They did not want to be the room director. So glad you accepted. We will happily work with you. And I think the year that I got to spend with them was awesome. We collaborated on so many projects, so they knew who I was, they knew how I worked, and in no way, shape, or form was their conflict. It was all collaborative and learning, and most of them had skills that I learned from that helped me kind of build on the interim position. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:11:11]: The interim year is starting to come to a close. It's time to think about whether or not that permanent position is something you want to do or don't want to do, because you had the opportunity to learn over the course of that year. Tell us about how you made the decision that, yes, you do want to go for the permanent position. Andrew Hua [00:11:27]: Yeah, that was a lot of thinking. I knew when I accept interim role, it was also a place of, like, I feel like I'm interviewing for this position too. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:11:39]: For a whole year. Andrew Hua [00:11:40]: For a whole year. And I also was in a place of, I'm going to look at this opportunity as interim to decide whether I would actually enjoy this work. I was going to look at this interim opportunity to also understand if this will propel me for future professional opportunities. And I think both were yes. Right at the end of the day, I enjoyed the work. I enjoyed that this pathway was probably going to lead to new opportunities for my next career step. I enjoyed working with the staff that helped support students. I do miss working with students quite often, but this gives me a different level of work, and there's a different type of feeling when I'm able to support my staff and they are coming back. Andrew Hua [00:12:22]: During our Kudo sessions. We appreciate your leadership. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your consultation. These are folks that have done case management much longer than I have. Some of my colleagues come from a social work background, and when I am able to provide my expertise and we are working together to provide an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach, it feels good. So I think overall, those are a couple of things that came to mind. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:12:47]: You decide to go for the role, you do have to do a full, real search to get the position. What was that like to go from being a person who was leading the team to a person who is now interviewing for your own job again with that team and with your supervisors? Andrew Hua [00:13:03]: That was a fascinating experience. In my interim role, we had vacancies, and I had to hire a couple of folks as well. So I hired those folks, and then in turn, they have to decide whether I get to continue or they interview me. And my feelings were kind of mixed. Right. Is that there's a fear because as an internal candidate, they get to see everything. As much as we'd like to ensure that it's unbiased process in any hiring, recruitment, there's some bias that I believe does permeate into the space of like it comes into feedback and how we see others. But overall I'm laying out there and they can see everything, whether I present it in the interview or if they've seen it in the past in the work that I've done. Andrew Hua [00:13:43]: I think the other piece was also excitement. It was an opportunity for me to share the great work that we've done and share where we can go. Because I have had some time internally to think about strategically, if I were to take on the interim director position, lead this department at full capacity, where could it really be? So those were kind of the two mixed feelings. I was going in and then of course, it's kind of awkward going in and you see all the familiar faces and you have to like, let me tell you how I do my job, or how I think the job can. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:14:11]: Be done, or here's how I think I do the job. And then maybe what they're receiving from you is not aligned with their experience with you. It's a weird place to navigate. Andrew Hua [00:14:20]: Yeah, absolutely. Every has their perceptions and thoughts. So yeah, it's a unique experience to be in. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:14:27]: You get the position, you're sitting in that seat now. What was the transition like for you from moving from the interim space to moving to the full time space? Andrew Hua [00:14:35]: I'll be very honest, it wasn't too big of a transition. I felt like I was already doing the role at full capacity. If anything, I felt comfortable making long term decisions. So there were things that we tested out in the interim. I was like, we're just doing this interim, we're going to pilot it during the interim. But now coming out of interim and being the full time official director, I was like, it worked, let's make it official. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:00]: Stick it. Andrew Hua [00:15:01]: Yeah, let's stick with it, put it into place, iron it out, cement it in. And those practices are in and they run so efficiently and effectively. So I think most of the part it's just like, okay, now I can put yes permanent stamp on it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:15]: All the while you're doing this interim position, this job search internally, you're also pursuing the Edd, which is taking up a ton of time and energy. How's that going? And how the heck are you balancing that with taking on this brand new and very big job? Andrew Hua [00:15:32]: I don't know what I was thinking. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:35]: I think someone may have cautioned you in that regard. Andrew Hua [00:15:39]: I've had great mentors who cautioned, but also said that they would support me in whatever decision I go with. And I will say there were a lot of things that were coming to mind. I had applied during my interim phase and I got in during my interim phase and I said yes to the Edd. So it was kind of like a weird situation where I said yes to Edd, even though I knew I didn't have the official position, because I was like, this is always something I wanted to do. I always wanted to get my doctorate. I wanted to also get back into classroom and learn. I also wanted to be innovative. And then some of that is for me as an individual, I needed some structured learning and structured growth opportunities, and the Ed program provided that. Andrew Hua [00:16:23]: And I think it came down to be like the reverse round. Like, I am in the Edd. Do I take on this director role permanently? Because I could have gone back and been the assistant director. Because during my interim role, I also made some changes to my old position as strategically set in stone in the past. So, yeah, I was like, I said yes to the Edd. I feel good about the director role. I'm going to say yes to this, and I will say I have not regretted it. It has been tough, it has been exhausting, but I have not regretted the decision because I honestly think it has only made me a better leader and a better director and a better student affairs professional. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:17:03]: What are your strategies for finding time to be a person or to take care of yourself while you're doing these things? For those of you who can't see Andrew put out his. Andrew Hua [00:17:14]: You know, that's a good question and a hard question. I think I started off pretty strong in my first year of my doctorate and also the official director role by sticking to a routine. And I had support from my supervisors and leadership. Right. It's at 05:00 p.m.. There's no contact for me. We are non clinical case management and work related stops at five. And I've seen this where my leadership has told other leaders on campus, like, you will not hear from Andrew until he comes in at 08:00. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:17:44]: A.m., that is amazing support. Andrew Hua [00:17:46]: Yeah. When I saw that email, I was like, I feel I can fully put my work from eight to five and really be myself after that time. Right. And I think the balance after 05:00 is where does education and fun time go? And that's been a bit of a challenge. But my first year again, right, I had a structured set up. I had a number of hours. I would do some studying, and then after that, I can watch TV, I can play games, I can do whatever. Of course, schedules change up where friends come in town and we make modifications. Andrew Hua [00:18:16]: But I think that's the biggest thing is that my leadership supported me in my academic journey and I was dedicated to finding balance in my life. Now year two, and now almost going to year three, there's been a couple of changes, transitions, but all still the same goal of trying to be like, no, at five, I'm done 08:00. I'll come back the next day and then stick to my studies at the evening as much as I can. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:40]: And we're looking at Dr. Hua 2024, right? Andrew Hua [00:18:42]: Oh, you know, possibly if I really hunker down, it could be 2024. If not, it will be early 2025. So fingers crossed. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:53]: We'll say hashtag Dr. Hua class of 2025 or sooner. Andrew Hua [00:18:58]: Yes, I will take it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:59]: You're also taking on the role of running for and being elected the co chair of the NASPA Apikc while you're doing this interim and now director role and while you're doing this Edd program. So you just kind of were like, bring it on. I want all the things tell us about that journey. Andrew Hua [00:19:17]: I feel like you got my resume somewhere. Yeah. I'll be very honest. All these decisions were also encouragement from mentors people I respect, and also during my interim phase, which is very unique for those who know how KC election works. There's, in between KC chair appointments, they do an election. So you have elect year if you are selected. And during that time, I was interim and, you know, exploring opportunities. I had people saying, you would be awesome. Andrew Hua [00:19:48]: You should nominate yourself to go be a co chair. We have another colleague that would be awesome to team up with. So having spoken to my co chair, who is Michelle Chan now, and we found some common ground and some excitement behind potentially being co chairs, and we went for it. I was like, in a day, someone else probably will nominate themselves, we will go through the ballot and I might not get it, and that's fine. Why not put my name in the hat, see what happens? Little did I know, name got pulled. Yep. I am now the co chair. And I was like, oh, boy. Andrew Hua [00:20:24]: So I took the year of being a chair elect for KC as seriously as possible and learned as much as I can. It is a lot of work. Kudos to many of my previous Apikc, NASPA Case, NASPA Apikc co chairs. Y'all do a lot that is not seen. So kudos to those folks and how do I manage it all? I try to find a balance with my co chair, and I go back to previous co chairs and be like, give me your tips. What have you done? What can I do better? So it's a lot. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:20:52]: I think what we're hearing from you is that the leadership in the KC space is truly a service to the profession. I know that when we think about leadership development theory and different ways of leadership, oftentimes we think of the figurehead as having decision making authority and number of other things. But while that is true, especially in the KC space. The corralling and consensus building is really one of the most important things that the KC chair can do. I always view you all as the stewards of the KC for the time that you're elected. I talked to Shakura Martin about their journey to the NASA Board chair recently. They said it's a stewardship of the organization, it's not Shakura's agenda. And the same thing is true for the KC roles. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:21:32]: It's Andrew's Stewardship of the KC. Not Andrew's Agenda for the KC. Andrew Hua [00:21:36]: It truly is not my agenda. The leadership team are great folks who are motivated, excited, who want to give back, who want to engage. So it's really supporting some of their ideas. And of course, our constituency, when the constituency speaks and shares their ideas, we'll both look at ways on how we can incorporate, how we can make it come to life. So truly, I think the other way I navigate is taking on this co chairship is my amazing leadership team does amazing job. They are awesome. So their excitement, their drive also excites me and pushes me to continue to push forward with all the responsibilities of being a co chair 100%. It is not my agenda. Andrew Hua [00:22:16]: It is all about what our community needs. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:22:18]: You have been a tremendous guest for the theme of transitions. Given all of the transitions going on in your world, what advice do you have for listeners who are going through their own transitions in their professional life, in their service life, or in their life life? Andrew Hua [00:22:33]: I think for me, the biggest thing I learned is not to do it alone. Every transition comes with its challenges. And for those who are great higher ed and student affairs folks, challenge and support, right? Balance it out. Find the support to help navigate those challenges. I have mentors that are outside of this country that I connect with that help support me as well. So I would say don't do it alone. And you have people around you that are rooting for you to go through that transition and they'll be right there beside you. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:23:01]: It's time to take a quick break and toss it over to producer Chris to learn what's going on in the NASPA world. Christopher Lewis [00:23:07]: Thanks, Jill. So excited to be back in the NASPA world and as always, there's a ton of things happening in NASPA and I always love being able to share with you some of the great things that are happening. 2024 NASPA Institute for New AVPs is coming up January 25 to 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. The NASPA Institute for New AVPs is a foundational three day learning and networking experience designed to support and develop AVPs in their unique and challenging roles on campus. The Institute is appropriate for AVPs and other senior level number twos who report to the highest ranking student affairs officer and who have been serving in their first AVP or number two position for not longer than two years. It sounds like something that you would love to be a part of. To learn more about, go to the NASPA website under Events and click on 2024 NASPA Institute for New AVPs. So, in January 2024, january 27 through the 29th in Atlanta, Georgia, is the 2024 NASPA AVP Symposium. Christopher Lewis [00:24:18]: The NASPA AVP Symposium is a unique and innovative three day program designed to support and develop AVPs and other number twos in their unique campus leadership roles. Leveraging the vast expertise and knowledge of sitting AVPs, the Symposium will provide high level content through a variety of participant engagement oriented session types. This professional development offering is limited to AVPs and other number twos who report to the highest ranking student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions. Additionally, Vice Presidents for Student Affairs and the equivalent who are presenting during the Symposium may also register at a discounted rate and attend April 20 eigth through the 30th of 2024 in Doha, Qatar, is the 18th Annual Manassa NASPA Conference. The Manassa NASPA Conference provides student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address and support college students. Higher education is witnessing a wide array of challenges, especially in the area in the era of fast technological evolution. Thus, this three day conference by NASPA and the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Manassa area is an opportunity to connect with colleagues regionally and abroad to talk about these emerging technologies. The conference is going to provide space for discussing innovative ideas, adaptive approaches, use of technology, best practices, lessons learned, and provide tools to understand the next generation of student affairs. Christopher Lewis [00:25:57]: If you want to know more about this great conference and travel to the Middle East to meet so many of your colleagues, go to the NASPA website and check it out for yourself. Every week we're going to be sharing some amazing things that are happening within the association. So we are going to be able to try and keep you up to date on everything that's happening and allow for you to be able to get involved in different ways. Because the association is as strong as its members and for all of us, we have to find our place within the association, whether it be getting involved with a knowledge community, giving back within one of the centers or the divisions of the association. And as you're doing that, it's important to be able to identify for yourself where do you fit? Where do you want to give back? Each week. We're hoping that we will share some things that might encourage you, might allow for you to be able to get some ideas that will provide you with an opportunity to be able to say, hey, I see myself in. That knowledge community. I see myself doing something like that or encourage you in other ways that allow for you to be able to think beyond what's available right now. Christopher Lewis [00:27:10]: To offer other things to the association, to bring your gifts, your talents to the association and to all of the members within the association, because through doing that, all of us are stronger and the association is better. Tune in again next week as we find out more about what is happening in NASPA. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:31]: Wonderful as always to hear from you, Chris, on what's going on in and around NASPA. Andrew, we have reached our Lightning round segment. I have seven questions for you in 90 seconds. Andrew Hua [00:27:42]: Oh, boy. I'm ready. Here we go. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:44]: Question number one if you were a conference keynote speaker, what would your entrance music be? Andrew Hua [00:27:49]: I would choose finesse by Bruno Mars. I don't just I feel like I would walk up with some finesse. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:55]: Number two, when you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Andrew Hua [00:27:59]: Oh, when I grew up, I'll be very honest. I wanted to be a dinosaur. I wanted to walk around like a trex. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:07]: You can still do that? Andrew Hua [00:28:08]: I still do sometimes. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:10]: Number three, who's your most influential professional mentor? Andrew Hua [00:28:13]: That's a difficult one. I have a lot of mentors that have inspired me to do many different things, so I unfortunately, cannot just provide you a name. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:22]: Number four. Your Essential Student Affairs. Christopher Lewis [00:28:24]: Read. Andrew Hua [00:28:24]: I'm reading too much right now, so there's too much in my doctoral program to read, so I can't pick one. Sorry. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:30]: Number five, the best TV show you binged during the pandemic. Andrew Hua [00:28:34]: I would have to say I've jumped back into Criminal Minds, and Criminal Minds is just something I really enjoy. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:40]: Number six, the podcast you've spent the most hours listening to in the last year. Andrew Hua [00:28:44]: In the last year, honestly, the quickest thing for news for me is up first. I like to try to get little bits and get on it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:51]: And finally, number seven, any shout outs you'd like to give, personal or professional? Andrew Hua [00:28:55]: Personally, I would probably just shout out my parents. I wrote it in my application. I write it in my dissertation everywhere and my work, that they are truly who inspired me to be a disruptor in education and how to disrupt some of the systematic challenges and systems of oppression. So they're my personal shout out and professional shout out. I would have to say there are a number of folks from Glinda Guzman, Sonny Lee to Alison Satterland, all folks who have inspired me. And if I'm able to shout out you, Jill, you have influenced me in many ways and also inspired me to do many things. So those are a couple folks. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:29:34]: It's been a wonderfully, rich conversation to talk to you about your transitions today. If others would like to reach you after the show, how can they find you? Andrew Hua [00:29:42]: If folks want to reach me, there are two ways I recommend finding me on LinkedIn. You can try to find me with my LinkedIn name, which is H-U-A-N-D-R-E-W just my last name, hua. And then Andrew. Or you can contact me via email, which is ah u firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:00]: Thank you so much for sharing your voice with us today. Andrew Hua [00:30:03]: Thank you. This was great. Thank you for having me. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:06]: This has been an episode of SA Voices from the Field, brought to you by NASPA. This show is always made possible because of you, our listeners. We are so grateful that you continue to listen to us season after season. If you'd like to reach the show, you can always email us at email@example.com or find me on LinkedIn. By searching for Dr. Jill L. Craighton. We welcome your feedback and topic and especially your guest suggestions. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:31]: We'd love it if you take a moment to tell a colleague about the show. And please, like, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening now. It really does help other student affairs professionals find the show and helps us become more visible in the larger podcasting community. This episode was produced and hosted by Dr. Jill L. Craighton. Produced and audio engineered by Dr. Chris Lewis. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:54]: Guest coordination by Lu Yongru. Special thanks to University of Michigan, Flint for your support as we create this project. Catch you next time.
A lo largo de la última semana se ha producido en Gaza un hecho significativo, una tregua de varios días de duración en la que ambas partes se han intercambiado cautivos. El lunes, 52 días desde el comienzo de la guerra y cuando estaba a punto de concluir la cuarta y última jornada de tregua ambas partes confirmaron su extensión dos días más. Esto se tradujo en que el martes fueron devueltos a Israel otros doce rehenes, diez israelíes y dos rehenes tailandeses que se encontraban en manos de Hamas desde el 7 de octubre. Esto deja un total de 161 rehenes en la franja según el último recuento de Israel. Se espera que otros diez rehenes israelíes sean liberados entre el miércoles y el jueves. Pero no es más que una tregua, un alto el fuego temporal atado a una circunstancia muy concreta. El Gobierno de Israel ha dejado claro que esto no altera su plan inicial, la guerra seguirá su curso después y se reanudarán las hostilidades tan pronto como concluya la tregua humanitaria. La comunidad internacional no se resigna y quiere que este alto el fuego sea permanente y que sirva como base para una conferencia de paz. El secretario de Estado de Estados Unidos, Antony Blinken, ha viajado a Israel, Cisjordania y los Emiratos Árabes Unidos esta semana. La visita tiene como objetivo resolver el problema de la ayuda humanitaria en Gaza y acabar de una vez con la crisis de los rehenes que es, de lejos, el asunto que más preocupa en Israel. Es la tercera vez que Blinken visita próximo oriente en los dos últimos meses. El lunes llegó a Bruselas y asistió personalmente a la cumbre de ministros de asuntos exteriores de la OTAN. Entretanto, el director de la CIA, William Burns, se reunió ayer en Doha, capital de Qatar, con el director del Mosad. La intención de Burns es alargar todo lo posible la tregua para que se libere un mayor número de rehenes. Los israelíes se habían propuesto que la tregua durase un máximo de diez días y ya llevamos seis. En este tiempo se han producido avances, pero sigue habiendo demasiados rehenes en Gaza, algunos de nacionalidad estadounidense. Para Israel solucionar el problema de los rehenes es fundamental. La opinión pública presiona al Gobierno de Benjamin Netanyahu para que la liberación de esta gente sea la máxima prioridad. En Gaza las condiciones han empeorado sustancialmente como consecuencia de los ataques israelíes y no se sabe a ciencia cierta cuántos rehenes quedan con vida. Para agilizar el proceso Netanyahu ha accedido a liberar a 150 presos palestinos, en su mayor parte mujeres y niños. Ha permitido también que acceda a la franja en torno a un millar de camiones cargados con comida, medicamentos y combustible dirigidos a las organizaciones humanitarias que se encuentran operando en Gaza. La guerra está teniendo un altísimo coste en vidas y también económico. Según estimaciones del Banco Central de Israel el conflicto costará al país unos 53.000 millones de dólares de aquí a 2025. Poco más de la mitad de esa cantidad se dedicará al ejército, el resto se irá en gasto social para amortiguar las consecuencias de la guerra. Las empresas israelíes tienen problemas de personal por la gran cantidad de jóvenes que se han alistado en el ejército y la demanda es muy débil. Por de pronto han emitido bonos y han vendido parte de sus reservas para apuntalar su divisa, el shekel, que se ha revalorizado un 9% frente al dólar en lo que llevamos de mes. Israel se prepara así para una guerra larga en la que se contemplan treguas puntuales siempre dirigidas a recuperar rehenes, pero no un alto el fuego definitivo. En La ContraRéplica: - Los poderes de Rey de España - El fin de Podemos - Las mutuas sanitarias · Canal de Telegram: https://t.me/lacontracronica · “Hispanos. Breve historia de los pueblos de habla hispana”… https://amzn.to/428js1G · “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i · “Lutero, Calvino y Trento, la Reforma que no fue”… https://amzn.to/3shKOlK · “La ContraHistoria del comunismo”… https://amzn.to/39QP2KE Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM #FernandoDiazVillanueva #israel #gaza Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
Negotiators in Doha, Qatar work to extend the Israel-Hamas truce again, as the planned end draws near. A sixth set of hostages is expected to be freed today. Plus, a US Military aircraft crashes off the coast of Japan with six-people onboard. And, Liz Cheney is naming names for enabling Donald Trump in her new book, including which Congressman called the former President "Orange Jesus". Also this morning: inside the White House's effort to free Hamas' hostages, The Koch Network backs Nikki Haley over Trump in the GOP presidential primary, and Trump's legal team seeks to relitigate 2020 election lies. For information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN's podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
*) US, Israeli spy chiefs discuss ‘next phase' of Gaza truce deal in Doha US and Israeli intelligence chiefs have arrived in Doha to discuss the “next phase” of a deal between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, a source briefed on the visit said. The leaders of the US Central Intelligence Agency and Israel's Mossad were scheduled to meet Qatari Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the source said, adding that Egyptian officials were also taking part. *) More people at risk of death from disease than bombardment in Gaza: WHO More people could die from disease than from Israeli bombings in Gaza if its health system was not repaired, World Health Organization spokesperson Margaret Harris has said at a UN briefing in Geneva. Palestinian health authorities in Gaza deemed reliable by the United Nations say more than 15,000 people have been confirmed killed in Israel's bombardment, around 40 percent of them children, with many more dead feared to be lost under rubble. “(There are) no medicines, no vaccination activities, no access to safe water and hygiene and no food. We saw a very high number of cases of diarrhoea among infants,” the UN spokesperson said. *) Israel not letting enough fuel in Gaza, curbs harming aid delivery: EU Israeli restrictions on fuel supplies to Gaza are hampering aid deliveries and humanitarian access required under a UN resolution, an EU commissioner, Janez Lenarcic, has said. “We are calling for the increase of fuel supplies to Gaza,” Lenarcic told journalists in Brussels. “The humanitarian access should be based on the needs and not on some restrictions,” the EU commissioner said. *) Hijab can be banned in public service, top European court rules The top European Union court has ruled that public authorities in member states can prohibit employees from wearing signs of religious belief, such as a Muslim head scarf. The Court of Justice of the European Union said a policy of strict neutrality that was intended to establish a neutral administrative environment may be regarded as being objectively justified by a legitimate aim. It added that another public administration would also be justified if it decided to authorise, in a general and indiscriminate manner, the wearing of visible signs of belief. *) All 41 workers trapped in tunnel rescued after 17 days: Indian officials Indian workers have been greeted with wild cheers and flower garlands as rescuers safely brought out all 41 from the collapsed Himalayan road tunnel. With beaming smiles, the rescued men were welcomed as heroes after being hauled through 57 metres of steel pipe on stretchers specially fitted with wheels, where they were greeted by state officials before embracing their families. Crowds outside the tunnel cheered, as news spread that all had made it safely out of the under-construction tunnel in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, where they had been trapped since a partial collapse on November 12.
Nesta quinta-feira (30), começa em Dubai, nos Emirados Árabes, a COP28, evento da Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) para debater as mudanças climáticas. O presidente dos Estados Unidos, Joe Biden, e o da China, Xi Jinping, não deverão comparecer, mas ambos os países estarão representados. O presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, foi para o Oriente Médio na última segunda-feira (27), onde visitará quatro países. A primeira parada será em Riad, na Arábia Saudita, em seguida, Doha, no Catar, onde pretende estreitar laços e promover relações de comércio bilaterais. Mas, o principal compromisso é a participação na COP 28 A ministra do Meio Ambiente e Mudanças Climáticas, Marina Silva, afirmou que o Brasil deve liderar o combate às mudanças climáticas no mundo. O governo federal pretende apresentar uma proposta de modelo de financiamento global para países que preservarem suas florestas. A Conferência do Clima da ONU em Dubai ocorre em meio a um escândalo revelado pela BBC. Segundo documentos obtidos pela publicação, o país anfitrião, os Emirados Árabes Unidos, queriam usar COP-28 para fazer acordos de petróleo. Estava previsto, inclusive, negociações com o Brasil para obter o endosso da ministra do Meio Ambiente, Marina Silva, para a oferta de compra da Braskem pela Adnoc — a empresa petrolífera estatal dos Emirados Árabes. Apesar de importantes, muitos desses temas trazem discórdia entre países, principalmente, em relação ao compromisso das grandes potências mundiais, especialmente nos fundos de financiamento. Afinal, de que maneira essa edição da COP pode contribuir para mitigar os problemas urgentes vinculados à crise climática? A falta dos líderes das duas maiores nações no mundo pode esvaziar os acordos? E o que é esperado da participação brasileira? No ‘Estadão Notícias' de hoje, vamos conversar sobre o assunto com Marcio Astrini, Secretário Executivo do Observatório do Clima, que está em Dubai acompanhando as tratativas da COP 28. O ‘Estadão Notícias' está disponível no Spotify, Deezer, Apple Podcasts, Google podcasts, ou no agregador de podcasts de sua preferência. Apresentação: Emanuel Bomfim Produção/Edição: Gustavo Lopes, Jefferson Perleberg e Gabriela Forte Sonorização/Montagem: Moacir BiasiSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Chisom Ogbummuo, Marketing & Communications, Teach for Nigeria YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Siddhant Sachdeva, Co-Founder, Rocket Learning YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Elyas Felfoul, Director, WISE YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Kian Katanforoosh, CEO & Founder, Workera YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is David Timis, Global Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Generation YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
ABD Merkezi İstihbarat Teşkilatı CIA'in Başkanı William Burns, MOSSAD Başkanı ve Katarlı yetkililerle İsrail ve Hamas arasındaki ateşkesin uzatılması için Doha'da temaslarda bulunuyor. Dünya Sağlık Örgütü “Gazze'de sadece bombalar değil, hastalıklar da çocukların hayatını tehdit ediyor” açıklaması yaptı. Brüksel'deki NATO Dışişleri Bakanları toplantısında Dışişleri Bakanı Hakan Fidan, ABD Dışişleri Bakanı Antony Blinken'la bir araya geldi. Amerika'da Siber Pazartesi satışlarında rekor kırıldı, internet ve mağaza satışları 12,4 milyar dolara ulaştı.
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Uriel Kejsefman, Senior Product Manager, Duolingo YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
How much influence can a 19th century European art movement really have on the modern Arab world? Orientalism, an aesthetic movement depicting the East by Western artists, was for some the only exposure to Middle Eastern and Asian cultures. Some, like Palestinian American scholar Edward Said, said that Orientalism pervades Western art, pop culture and journalism even today, revealing the same stereotypes of Arab cultures that were popularized some 200 years ago. Others argue that its influence—and even those stereotypes—requires a more nuanced interpretation. From the roots of Orientalism to the role of museums in displaying Orientalist art, join students, recent graduates and speakers—curator Kholood Al-Fahad, author Fatima Bhutto and journalist Inaya Folarin Iman—as they deconstruct Orientalist narratives, the value of inclusion and the lasting impact of art. This Doha Debates town hall was moderated by Dena Takruri, senior presenter and producer with AJ+, and produced in partnership with VCUArts Qatar and Lusail Museum.
This week on the SwimSwam Breakdown, we recap the first week of mid-season invites, preview the *stacked* US Open this weekend, and discuss how the 2024 World Championships in Doha are shaping up.
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Nyagaki Gichia, Africa Hub Director, Team4Tech YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Husa Alangari, Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Juan Manuel Restrepo, Director, Cosmo Schools | Comfama YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE & in person from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) 2023 in Doha, Qatar, YOUR guest is Pelonomi Moiloa, CEO, Lelapa AI YOUR host is Elvin Freytes Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
A ceasefire fire truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended by two more days as the terror group released another group of hostages. Qatar has stepped in as the major mediator in hostage negotiations but also has a long history of supporting terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. So, what are Qatar's real reasons for pushing for the release of hostages and why does Hamas seemingly listen to Doha's representatives? FOX's Eben Brown speaks with Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and author of 'Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War,' about Qatar's support of terror groups and what do they get out of being the lead liaison of Hamas? Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A ceasefire fire truce between Israel and Hamas has been extended by two more days as the terror group released another group of hostages. Qatar has stepped in as the major mediator in hostage negotiations but also has a long history of supporting terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. So, what are Qatar's real reasons for pushing for the release of hostages and why does Hamas seemingly listen to Doha's representatives? FOX's Eben Brown speaks with Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and author of 'Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War,' about Qatar's support of terror groups and what do they get out of being the lead liaison of Hamas? Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of the Balancing Chaos podcast, Kelley sits down with Iman Hasan, the founder and CEO of the IHC Agency. Iman is a seasoned leader in the PR world with over 15 years of experience in luxury lifestyle and communications. Her ability to connect people and create innovative programs and brand synergies has driven the agency's success, especially in the world of wellness.Iman is not just a marketing expert, but also a wellness guru. On todays show they discuss the importance of taking accountability for your life and the role it plays in making better decisions. They also delve into the connection between emotional health, stress levels, and how the body responds and why Iman decided to use plant medicine as an opportunity to take her healing to a deeper level. Additionally, they explore interesting topics like the best wellness investments, implant illness, estrogen dominance, and how to value your own time and be most efficient version of yourself. Join Kelly and Iman as they provide insights and inspiration on developing a lifestyle that promotes authenticity, female power and self care.
C dans l'air du 25 novembre 2023 - Otages : des libérations au compte-gouttes Après ceux d'hier, ce sont de nouveau 13 otages israéliens qui doivent être libérés aujourd'hui par le Hamas. Au deuxième jour de la trêve signée entre Israël et le mouvement islamiste palestinien, les deux partis sont tombés d'accord pour un échange de prisonniers. Pas moins de 39 détenus palestiniens vont être libérés. Un soulagement pour les familles israéliennes qui manifestaient depuis des semaines à Jérusalem et Tel-Aviv pour réclamer l'aide de la communauté internationale. Côté palestinien, les familles de prisonniers ont accueilli les revenants dans des scènes de liesse en Cisjordanie occupée. Pendant ce temps, les habitants de Gaza profitent de la trêve pour retourner dans leurs maisons, dont beaucoup ont été détruites par les bombardements israéliens. Au moins 56 000 bâtiments ont été détruits ou endommagés dans toute l'enclave palestinienne, depuis le 7 octobre. À quelques milliers de kilomètres de là, on s'agite au Qatar. Depuis l'offensive du Hamas, le pétro-état est devenu l'interlocuteur indispensable pour conduire les négociations entre Israéliens et membres du Hamas. C'est d'ailleurs à Doha, à l'abri des bombes, que vivent la majorité des cadres politiques du mouvement islamiste. Cette spécificité de parler à tout le monde, le Qatar la travaille depuis des années. En 2008 déjà, c'était lui qui avait permis la libération du jeune soldat israélien Gilad Shalit, contre 1027 prisonniers palestiniens. Plus récemment, le Qatar a permis en septembre la libération de cinq Américains qui étaient détenus en Iran depuis des années. Après avoir accueilli le mondial de foot l'hiver dernier, le Qatar devrait donc rester pendant quelques mois sur le devant de la scène internationale. La communauté internationale, et surtout les familles israéliennes comptent sur lui pour retrouver les quelques 200 otages encore détenus par le Hamas. Parmi ces dizaines d'otages encore prisonniers du Hamas se trouvent notamment des Français ou franco-israéliens. Pour l'instant, aucun d'entre eux n'a fait partie des libérés. Ce qui n'a pas manqué de faire réagir Emmanuel Macron : « Je salue la libération d'un premier groupe d'otages (...) Pensées particulières pour les otages français et leurs familles. Ils peuvent compter sur notre détermination », a écrit hier le président de la République sur X (ex-Twitter). Au même moment, une manifestation se tenait à Paris pour réclamer la libération des otages, notamment français. « C'est un suspens, c'est un compte-goutte (…) vraiment c'est difficile », témoignait un proche d'un otage. Plusieurs personnalités publiques étaient présentes pour l'occasion, comme l'ancienne présentatrice télé Anne Sinclair. Sur France inter, c'est une figure du petit écran, l'animateur Arthur, qui témoignait de l'antisémitisme qui continue de s'exprimer dans la société française depuis le retour de la guerre au Proche-Orient. « On est en France, on est en 2023, j'habite Paris, et j'ai des agents qui protègent ma famille et moi-même parce que je suis juif (...) C'est lunaire non ? », a-t-il déclaré. Depuis l'offensive du Hamas, le ministère de l'Intérieur a recensé plus de 1 500 actes antisémites sur le territoire français, dont des tags, insultes et agressions. Comment se négocient les échanges d'otages au Proche-Orient ? Quel est le rôle du Qatar dans ces tractations hautement sensibles ? Où en est la France dans la libération de nos otages ? Et comment agir contre le retour de l'antisémitisme dans la société française ? LES EXPERTS : - Général Christophe GOMART - Ancien directeur du renseignement militaire et ex-commandant des opérations spéciales - Agnès LEVALLOIS - Vice-présidente de l'Institut de recherche et d'études Méditerranée Moyen-Orient (IREMMO) - Alexandra SCHWARTZBROD - Directrice adjointe de la rédaction - Libération - Alban MIKOCZY - Grand reporter à France Télévisions
Une trêve vient de débuter entre Israël et le Hamas ce vendredi 24 novembre, après plus de six semaines d'affrontements. Une trêve fragile, car même si les premiers convois humanitaires ont pu entrer dans la bande de Gaza, quelques tirs sporadiques ont été rapportés et l'armée israélienne accuse le Hamas d'avoir tiré plusieurs roquettes. Reste que le mouvement palestinien a confirmé «un arrêt complet des activités militaires» pendant quatre jours. Car l'enjeu est important pour les deux parties: 50 otages israéliens, des femmes et des enfants, devraient être libérés en échange de 150 prisonniers palestiniens, sous la surveillance de l'Égypte.L'accord, annoncé mercredi 22 novembre, est le résultat de la méditation du Qatar, émirat à la fois proche du Hamas –dont les bureaux de la branche politique sont à Doha– et des États-Unis, qui y ont établi de nombreuses bases militaires.L'accord de paix est encore loin, mais cette entente provisoire montre qu'une négociation entre Israël et le Hamas est possible.Le monde devant soi est un podcast hebdomadaire d'actualité internationale présenté par Christophe Carron, avec Jean-Marie Colombani, directeur de la publication de Slate.fr, et Alain Frachon, éditorialiste au Monde spécialisé dans les questions internationales.Références:«Mines, taxes, BTP... Comment le Hamas gagne des centaines de millions de dollars chaque année»«Pourquoi la Chine adopte une position de plus en plus propalestinienne»Direction et production éditoriale: Christophe CarronPrise de son, montage et réalisation: Aurélie RodriguesPrésentation: Christophe CarronMusique: «Sinister», Anno Domini BeatsSi vous aimez Le monde devant soi, pensez à l'exprimer en nous donnant la note maximale sur votre plateforme de podcast préférée, en en parlant autour de vous et en laissant vos commentaires sur les réseaux sociaux.Suivez Slate Podcasts sur Facebook et Instagram.
Qatar has announced that the four-day halt to fighting in Gaza agreed by Israel and Hamas will begin on Friday morning. A foreign ministry spokesman in Doha, Majed Al-Ansari, said humanitarian aid would start to be delivered as soon as possible. He said 13 hostages abducted by Hamas would be released later on Friday, along with a number of Palestinians released from detention in Israel. Also in the programme: Victory for the far-right in Dutch elections; and reports of an outbreak of pneumonia in China. (Picture: Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Credit: Getty Images)
Tras semanas de violencia continuada parece que a partir de las próximas horas podríamos asistir a una pausa en los combates en Gaza después de que Israel diera anoche luz verde a un acuerdo con Hamas forjado con la mediación de Doha y El Cairo y que permitirá un intercambio de rehenes y de prisioneros y también un alto el fuego de 4 días. Sobre Gaza ha hablado hoy el Papa Francisco, tras reunirse con familiares de rehenes israelíes y familias palestinas con miembros en Gaza en el Vaticano. Tenemos jornada electoral en Países Bajos, en la que sabremos quién será el sustituto de Mark Rutte como primer ministro. Nos llegan noticias económicas desde el Reino Unido, tenemos debate en el Senado francés sobre la histórica persecución de los homosexuales y la posibilidad de indemnizarlos y se cumplen 60 años del asesinato de JFK. Escuchar audio
A deal to pause the war in Gaza for four days. Israeli women and children held captive by Hamas will be exchanged for Palestinian women and children detained in Israeli jails. So what's next - a return to war, as Israel warns? Or could an end be in sight?Join Host Folly Bah Thibault Guests: Diana Buttu - Palestinian lawyer and former legal adviser, Palestine Liberation Organization.Sultan Barakat - Professor of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha.Yossi Mekelberg - Associate Fellow, Chatham House.
What is a good salary in Doha? London? Jakarta? We've all seen the questions based on how much money you need to make to survive, today we have a new question. What's been the biggest cost you didn't foresee when you moved? What did you forget to factor in? We also talk about the grieving expat. Going through grief when no-one understands the enormity of your loss. How do we cope.. Read More The post How much money will I need? first appeared on Two Fat Expats.
Le Qatar affirme qu'un accord sur une libération d'otages détenus par le Hamas, en échange de la libération de prisonniers palestiniens et d'une "trêve", n'a jamais été aussi proche. Les négociations sont en phase finale, selon Doha. Joe Biden affirme également que l'accord est maintenant très proche. Hier, le chef du Hamas Ismaïl Haniyeh avait, de son côté, annoncé sur Telegram : "Nous nous approchons de la conclusion d'un accord de trêve".
C'est à la Une du Parisien Dimanche : les photos des huit Français otages du Hamas. On les voit souriant, enfants, adolescents et jeunes adultes, posant pour la photo à une époque heureuse. « Ne les oublions pas », s'exclame le Parisien Dimanche qui veut « mener le combat contre l'oubli ». Qui sont-ils ? « La plupart étaient des militants pour la paix », explique Roy Zichri, dont le petit frère Ohan, 9 ans, a été enlevé avec sa mère et ses grands-parents. « Nous ne demandons rien d'autre que de retrouver nos proches, témoigne-t-il. Il le sait, ajoute le journal, à l'étranger, les images de Gaza sous les bombes ont éclipsé l'attention portée aux otages. » Pour donner de la chair, à ces photos de disparus, le Parisien Dimanche a écrit quelques lignes sur chacun d'entre eux. L'un est « un enfant merveilleux », l'autre « une adolescente sensible avec une âme d'artiste »,un autre encore un « passionné de football ».Les otages français, il en est aussi question dans le Journal du Dimanche, qui a interrogé Sébastien Lecornu, le ministre des Armées de retour d'une tournée qui l'a mené « au Caire, à Abu Dhabi, Ryad, Doha et Tel Aviv ».« Il a tenté, explique le JDD, de peser de tout le poids de la France, pour obtenir la libération de nos otages. Avez-vous des bonnes nouvelles ? », lui demande le journal. Mais le ministre est, évidemment, sur la réserve, expliquant : « Nous nous devons d'être efficaces, et vous comprendrez donc l'indispensable discrétion à adopter sur le contenu exact de mes différents échanges. »À la Une de l'Express : Élisabeth BadinterLa philosophe fait la Une de l'hebdomadaire, avec cette phrase : « Pour la première fois depuis 1945, beaucoup de Français juifs ont peur au point de se cacher. » Et elle accuse : « Nous avons laissé l'islamisme prospérer, faire de l'entrisme à l'école, dicter sa norme dans certains quartiers et impressionner les esprits partout. Les islamistes radicaux ont été plus malins que nous. Et aujourd'hui on a peur. » Face à l'augmentation des actes antisémites, notamment en France, la philosophe n'est guère optimiste lorsqu'on lui demande s'il est encore temps de reprendre la main, elle répond : « J'ai peur qu'il ne soit trop tard, mais ce n'est pas une raison pour baisser les bras. »Un pessimisme qui contraste avec l'espoir, si ce n'est l'optimisme, de Zeruya Shalev, « grande voix de la littérature israélienne, précise l'Obs. Elle vit à Haïfa, et a donné rendez-vous à l'envoyé spécial de l'hebdomadaire, dans un restaurant tenu par une Palestinienne, Rola, qu'elle serre dans ses bras. Après le 7 octobre, raconte Zeruya Shalev, tout a volé en éclat. Mais nous sommes nombreux, néanmoins, à vouloir la paix en Israël. Il faut poursuivre le dialogue. Je continue à avoir de l'espoir ». Même si elle n'a aucune confiance dans le gouvernement actuel. « Benyamin Netanyahu, nous a mené à la catastrophe. Nous devons nous débarrasser de lui. »Rien ou presque, dans les hebdos, sur la guerre à GazaIl est vrai que les journalistes étrangers n'ont pas le droit de rentrer dans l'enclave palestinienne. Mais ils peuvent encore se rendre en Cisjordanie, c'est ce qu'a fait l'envoyé spécial de M, le supplément du Monde, qui est allé dans le village de Nabi Saleh, « dont tous les habitants sont des membres de la famille Tamimi. Une tribu dont chaque génération se mobilise contre la colonisation israélienne. La plus célèbre d'entre eux, est la militante palestinienne Ahed Tamimi, connue pour avoir giflé un soldat israélien, lorsqu'elle avait 16 ans ». C'était en 2017. Elle avait été condamnée à huit mois de prison. « Elle a aujourd'hui 22 ans, et elle a été arrêtée le 6 novembre, accusée "d'incitation au terrorisme". Les Tamimi ont toujours su rendre leur engagement très médiatique », précise l'Obs qui ajoute : « Bilal, l'un des cousins d'Ahed, "filme tout". Ses images sont postées sur la chaîne YouTube, et parfois consultée par des millions d'internautes. » Il s'agit de « récolter les preuves des violences commises par l'armée ou les colons, et immortaliser leur contestation », précise l'hebdomadaire.Y a-t-il un risque de conflit mondial ?Sur cette question, le Figaro Magazine fait dialoguer le chercheur Frédéric Encel, et l'écrivain Amin Maalouf. Le premier ne croit pas « à une grande régionalisation du conflit au Proche-Orient, et encore moins, à une guerre mondiale ». Le second parle d'une « nouvelle guerre froide, dont les développements sont nombreux ». Amin Maalouf cite notamment « le conflit entre la Russie et l'Occident, qui n'est pas engagé directement contre elle mais qui aide l'Ukraine ». Il cite aussi « le conflit en Afrique sahélienne, où la Russie a contribué à déstabiliser les alliés de la France et des États-Unis, à tel point qu'on ne sait plus au Soudan, en Libye au Mali, au Niger ou au Burkina Faso, qui est l'allié de qui ».
Die politischen Chefs der Hamas führen in Doha ein luxuriöses Leben und feiern aus der Ferne die Morde vom 7. Oktober. Wieso lässt Katar das zu? Die Antwort: Das Land vollführt einen diplomatischen Drahtseilakt. Doch die Luft wird dünner. Heutiger Gast: Jonas Roth, Auslandredaktor Host: Sebastian Panholzer Produzent: Simon Schaffer Weitere Informationen zum Thema: https://www.nzz.ch/international/katar-umgarnt-den-westen-und-die-hamas-weshalb-ld.1762783 Informiere dich kurz, kompakt und fokussiert über das Weltgeschehen mit unserem täglichen Newsletter, dem «NZZ Briefing». Jetzt kostenlos registrieren und abonnieren unter go.nzz.ch/briefing
Yvonne earned a Master of Arts degree at New School University and a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Puerto Rico. Yvonne completed the Women's Leadership Institute certificate program at the Hartford Seminary and Education for Ministry (EfM) from the School of Theology, The University of the South. A passionate advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault, Yvonne is a member of the Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, where she brings years of experience and a deep commitment to this important social issue. Her work for over 25 years as a financial consultant and extensive technical knowledge of employee benefit plans have also informed her understanding of domestic violence as an economic issue affecting women's financial status and ability to plan for a secure future. Yvonne's commitment to empowerment extends beyond financial literacy, as she educates women on the importance of recognizing and addressing abusive relationships. Yvonne grew up in the church and began reading in church as a very young girl at her great-grandmother's annual birthday church service. Yvonne was first elected to the vestry as a teenager and has held various positions in her parish, Holy Trinity in Manhattan, on various boards, including the Church Pension Group and the American College of Financial Services, VP on the Board of Trustees of The Church Club of New York. She served as a Trustee of The Cathedral School of Saint John the Divine and the Board of Directors of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and a member of the board of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women and the Diocesan Council. Yvonne was elected Lay Representative to the Province II Council in April 2018. Appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Advisory Council of the Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations, Yvonne has attended UN meetings, eg: the Financing for Development Forum in Doha, Qatar and currently promoting sustainable development, in representing the Africa Development Interchange Network. Yvonne is a member of the Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women. She is active in other NGOs and was the co-chair of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY. She is active in New York City for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) Act working closely with the Commission on Gender to end all forms of discrimination against women. In the Episcopal Diocese of New York, Yvonne is a member of the Standing Committee, the Task Force Against Human Trafficking, and the Task Force on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse. As chair of the Diocese's Companion Diocese Committee and later the Global Mission Commission's chair, Yvonne fostered international mission outreach connections in congregations. She has traveled internationally, especially in Africa and India, to strengthen bonds among congregations and help develop anti-poverty programs. Yvonne was awarded the Society of Financial Service Professionals' Paul S. Mills Scholarship, recognizing her lifelong commitment to education, voluntarism and ethics. The Council of the City of Philadelphia honored and recognized Yvonne with a Citation, dated May 9, 2018, “for her commitment to the advancement of women and girls in the United States and abroad.” Follow her at: https://yvonneoneal.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ozzie-stewart/support
A letter signed by hundreds of international journalists says Western media coverage of the Gaza war has been biased in favour of Israel and against Palestine. Newsrooms are accused of dehumanising Palestinians. Are the allegations fair?Join Host Laura Kyle Guests: Pacinthe Mattar - Independent journalist and 2022 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Ahmed Alnaouq - Journalist and co-founder, We Are Not Numbers. Marc Owen Jones - Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha.
Indulge in a bit of armchair travel as Perfume on the Radio visits Doha, in Qatar. This episode explores the culture and smells that a group of people encountered while on a trip to the country with the Qatar America Institute for Culture. There's incense, there's perfume, there's art, and, yes, there are cats. In order of appearance: Fatima Al-Dosari (Qatar America Institute for Culture), Razwan Ul-Haq (Calligrapher), Micah Anderson (Oudimentary), Rubia Chaudri (Perfumer), Regina Mamou (Artist), and hosted by Saskia Wilson-BrownEpisode thanks: Qatar America Institute for Culture, Jawad Khawaja (Oudimentary)Credits: Muhammad Abdul-Salam, Qalbak Sakhar, courtesy of Qatar Digital Library; Sallām, Najāḥ: Yā Rīm Wādī Thaqīf, courtesy of Qatar Digital Library; Freska by KA, on Premiumbeat.com; A 1950s Romance by Jonathan Boyle on Premiumbeat.com; Qatar airlines - landing and announcements from inside aircraft.mp3 by evsecrets on freesound.com; DubaiDepartures.mp3, by acclivity on freesound.com; Emmitt James, music composition; Eau (Maxwell Williams), sound composition. Perfume on the Radio is produced by The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a non-profit devoted to experimentation and access in the field of perfumery.
Mentre a Doha funzionari del Qatar, il capo del Mossad, David Barnea (nella foto a sinistra), e il numero uno della Cia, William Burns (nella foto a destra), trattano per ottenere da Hamas il rilascio degli ostaggi, a Parigi si è tenuta una conferenza per sbloccare gli aiuti umanitari diretti a Gaza. Ne parliamo con Danilo Ceccarelli, nostro collaboratore a Parigi, e con Eleonora Ardemagni, esperta di Medio Oriente e docente alla Cattolica.
We discuss the latest on the conflict in Gaza and whether Qatar can create stability in the Middle East. Plus: Myanmar and Russia hold their first joint naval drills, a flick through the day's papers and Andrew Mueller's irreverent roundup of the week's news. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Israeli, US and Qatari intelligence chiefs met in Doha today for hostage negotiations. Over 200 hostages were taken by Hamas and other groups are still not freed. Some of what we do know about their conditions comes mostly from one woman: Yocheved Lifschitz. At 85, on October 7, she was grabbed in her nightgown and taken by Hamas into Gaza. She is one of only four people to be released so far. Her daughter Sharone was by her side at a Tel Aviv Hospital, as Yocheved explained the spiders web of tunnels she was held in. But the family nightmare continues, with Sharone's elderly father Oded is still being held. Sharone joins Christiane to mark one month since the Hamas atrocities and call on her government to put the fate of hostages first. Also on today's show: Israeli peace activist Robi Damelin & Bassam Aramin, The Parents Circle Families Forum; Giva Haveeva Education Center Director of Strategy Mohammad Darawshe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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*) Rafah crossing to Egypt opens for the first time since war began Scores of foreign passport holders trapped in Gaza started leaving the war-torn territory as the Rafah crossing to Egypt opened for the first time since the Israeli war on Gaza began on October 7, AFP correspondents reported. Convoys of desperately needed aid have passed between Egypt and Gaza but no people have been allowed to cross. Some 400 foreigners and dual nationals along with some 90 sick and wounded were expected to leave. *) One year on: Despite peace holding on, many Tigrayans struggle to find their feet One year after Ethiopia signed a peace deal with the Tigray People's Liberation Front, ending a brutal conflict that killed hundreds of thousands by some estimates, life in the northern region is slowly limping back to normal. But many Tigrayans say that they were struggling to find their feet after the November 2022 peace agreement, some losing their homes and livelihoods to the war, others grieving family members killed in the conflict. A million people remain displaced across the region, according to the International Organization for Migration, with around 234,000 in Tigray's capital Mekele. *) Bolivia severs ties with Israel as Colombia, Chile recall envoys over Gaza Bolivia has said it had broken diplomatic ties with Israel because of its attacks on Gaza, while neighbours Colombia and Chile recalled their ambassadors to the Middle Eastern country for consultations. The three countries called for a ceasefire, with Bolivia and Chile pushing for the passage of humanitarian aid into the zone and accusing Israel of violating international law. In response, Israel slammed Bolivia's decision to cut diplomatic ties over its war in Gaza after a deadly Hamas attack as a capitulation to "terror". Other Latin American countries, such as Mexico and Brazil, have also called for a ceasefire. *) Live blog: Ukraine reports most extensive Russian shelling this year Ukraine has said that Russia had shelled more than 100 settlements over the last 24 hours - more than in any single day so far this year. Moscow has fired millions of shells on cities, towns and villages along the frontlines since it launched its offensive last February, reducing several across the eastern part of the country to rubble. "Over the last 24 hours, the enemy shelled 118 settlements in 10 regions. This is the highest number of cities and villages that have come under attack since the start of the year," Ukrainian Interior Minister Igor Klymenko said in a post on social media. And finally… *) Saudi ready for summer or winter World Cup in 2034: FA chief Saudi Arabia is prepared to host the 2034 World Cup in summer or winter, its football chief said, after the oil giant became the sole bidder for the tournament. "Of course, we are ready for all possibilities," Saudi Arabian Football Federation president Yasser al Misehal said late on Tuesday at the Asian Football Confederation awards in Doha. Saudi Arabia's successful bid, just 27 days after announcing it, comes less than a year after neighbouring Qatar held the first winter World Cup, a decision that forced a pause to league competitions in Europe.