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Subhi Najar

Resident in wonderlands, Ex- employer: Roche in Damascus

A Midsummer Night's Dream

PRESENTED ON JAN 17, 2014
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 21

Subhi Najjar believes in the power of dreams. He shares a childhood dream of his that had a profound impact on the way he views his mission in life. He advises us all to allow ourselves to be guided by our dreams.

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Questioning the Dream House

BY EVA DIEM
@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2013

Eva Diem discusses the realities of architecture through her personal experiences. Her ironic photo documentation about one family house in Vorarlberg questions the idea of the "dream house" and living out this fantasy.

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An Indian in the Netherlands

BY VIJAY WAKCHAURE
@ VOL 21 ON JAN 17, 2014

Vijay Wakchaure travelled from his native India to the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands to study for his MBA degree. He had not anticipated that this experience would teach him so much about himself and his culture as well!

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Beauty: an unexpected journey

BY ELEFTHERIA SITARA
@ VOL 25 ON JAN 16, 2015

Eleftheria Sitara from Greece gave a very personal story of her journey into the MBA programme at MSM and how studying with fellow students from 22 different nationalities has brought a new meaning to the word “beauty” for her.

"My idea was to present a topic regarding ‘beauty’ and the unexpected ways in which I discovered it through my experiences. The reason I selected it was because I wanted to present not only a brief description of my personal attitude towards life, but also because I wanted to express publicly my gratitude for all the precious moments I am currently sharing with my international classmates."

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When The Dream Changes

BY LUCAS CHANG
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 06, 2015

Lucas Chang talks about his motivation to move away from his big company position and spend more time with his daughter. He does this by pursuing his passion and dream of becoming an entrepreneur,

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Parwin's dream

BY INGE MELCHIOR
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Parwin came to the Netherlands as a refugee from Afghanistan 15 years ago. How was her life when she was young and what did she encounter on a daily basis as a young girl?

Inge Melchior shares with us the story of Parwin and of the Aainda Foundation, the foundation she set up to help and empower girls from Afghanistan; the Aainda Foundation also aims to break the social isolation of women from different cultures in Maastricht region.

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Living the Dream

BY KELLY SLADE-KERR
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 05, 2016

When Kelly Slade-Kerr achieved her goal and became a successful lawyer in a prestigious law firm at the age of 26, she was supposed to be living the dream. In her talk, she relates how living the dream can sometimes change, especially when other life goals intervene, and what she did to find work life balance and a career she loves.

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Life Undocumented

BY YAZMIN AGUILAR
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 20, 2017

Yazmin Aguilar’s collegiate research at Central Washington University is based on the academic stress level of undocumented college students. This timely talk on the “American Dream” brings the Constitution to life through Yazmin’s story. Currently students have the option to “DREAM”, but for how much longer?

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Dream Chaser

BY MADAI MARTINEZ
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 07, 2017

As a DACA recipient Madai Martinez has invested in community, education, and advocacy. Her involvement in the soon to be recinded program rooted her in the "American Dream" and gave her a passion for other children who share her desire for a successful, thrivant life in the United States.

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Dreaming with open eyes

BY PILAR GONZALEZ VIGIL
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Pilar González Vigil Reátegui comes from Lima. Her studies and work brought her to Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands. Pilar speaks about her desire to write a children's book and how her dream came true.