Syrian expatriates

What role could expatriates play in building a better Syria? Are you satisfied with the government legislations concerning them? Are you satisfied with the performance of the minister of Expatriates' Affairs Dr. Buthayna Shaaban?
Naji Arwashan | Syrian Consul Michigan
August 25th, 2007

I welcome this invitation from Creative Syria to participate in the discussion on the role of Syrian expatriates in building a better Syria. Being an expatriate myself for the last 20 years, and serving as Honorary Consul of Syria in Detroit since 2001 working on expatriates issues and concerns on daily basis, and being involved [...]

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Abu Kareem | M.D. United States
August 25th, 2007

Estimated at 15 million strong and with assets of up 80 billion dollars, the Syrian expatriate community represents an enormous human and financial capital. However, attracting the expatriate financial resource requires a very different set of incentives than those required to attract the human capital. As someone interested in the comprehensive advancement of Syrian society, [...]

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Naim Nazha | M.D. United States
August 25th, 2007

It is difficult to mention all the things that the Syrian immigrants can do for Syria . The first simple thing they can do is to be good examples to people in their adoptive countries , I mean to have a good reputation and be proud to declare their Syrian background when asked , our [...]

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Camille Alexandre | Founder of Creativesyria Canada
August 25th, 2007

Last month my good friend Ghassan – a Syrian/Canadian – was working late in the evening, like he always does, at his office in Allentown – a small, totally undistinguished city near Philadelphia. The head office of the company he worked for was the place he needed to move to in order to advance his [...]

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Majhool | Student United States
August 25th, 2007

What role could expatriates play in building a better Syria?

Syria‚??s expatriate communities are incredibly diverse. If we exclude from the discussion seasonal Syrian workers in Lebanon, and 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, etc. immigrants in South America, the Syrian expatriates could be divided into two broad groups based upon their Geo-cultural region of residence: The Gulf [...]

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Hammam Yousef | Architect/Designer Czech Republic
August 30th, 2007

I remember that getting contributions from us bloggers to write about this topic took a long time, and I like to see that as a sign. The total contributions were 4 in the beginning, and after a while and due to a kind of motivation Majhool submitted his. Keeping in mind that this topic [...]

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