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TED: How I Stopped the Taliban from Shutting Down My School | Sakena Yacoobi

When the Taliban closed all the girls’ schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching — and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country.  

Royal Ontario Museum: Syria Today: Humanitarian Crisis and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

On December 10 Stephen Cornish, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Canada, and Clemens Reichel, assistant professor of Mesopotamian archaeology at U of T, associate curator of Near Eastern Archaeology at the ROM and curator of the exhibition Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World participated in a conversation about the crisis in Syria. …

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