How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

When you look up the word “open” in the dictionary, it is defined as “to allow access and a passage”. After being closed off from my native land for more than 20 years, going back to Burma (also known as Myanmar) with the Open Hands Initiative (OHI) and GlobalPost not only gave me the chance … Continue reading How my Trip to Myanmar Inspired Greater Openness to Perspective and Culture

Bridging Two Worlds: Kim Badawi’s career since the “Covering a Revolution” Reporting Fellowship

The following entry is a guest post by Kim Badawi, a top, young journalist who participated in the “Covering a Revolution” journalism fellowship. This post is part of the “Where Are They Now?” series. Here is what he had to say about his experience in Cairo as a Reporting Fellow. What is a memorable moment from … Continue reading Bridging Two Worlds: Kim Badawi’s career since the “Covering a Revolution” Reporting Fellowship

JFK Jr. Harvard Forum, “Egypt: From Tahrir to Today” Co-Sponsored by Open Hands

On Thursday, February 2, the John F. Kennedy Jr. School of Government at Harvard University hosted the forum “Egypt: From Tahrir Square to Today,” which discussed Egypt’s progress from the beginning of the January 25 revolution until today. The Forum was co-sponsored by the Open Hands Initiative, as well as HKS Middle East Initiative, and … Continue reading JFK Jr. Harvard Forum, “Egypt: From Tahrir to Today” Co-Sponsored by Open Hands

“Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” a Tufts Forum with the Open Hands Initiative

The Open Hands Initiative is proud to announce our participation in an upcoming forum at Tufts University’s Institute for Global Leadership. This forum will discuss Egypt’s ongoing revolution, with a focus on Global Post and Open Hands Initiative’s exchange project that brought 7 American and 8 Egyptian top, young, journalists together for the “Covering a … Continue reading “Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution,” a Tufts Forum with the Open Hands Initiative

Open Hands Founder Jay Snyder Addresses the ‘Covering a Revolution’ Fellowship

The following portion of the transcript of remarks by the Chairman and Founder Jay Snyder were originally published on GlobalPost. CAIRO — Thank you, Charlie. On behalf of the Open Hands Initiative I’d like to welcome and thank you for joining us this evening. I am deeply humbled to be here in Cairo with such … Continue reading Open Hands Founder Jay Snyder Addresses the ‘Covering a Revolution’ Fellowship