Christopher Reeve

 

Christopher is a Master of International Affairs candidate at Columbia University, where he focuses on the intersection of media and development.  With past academic degrees in International Relations and Urban Education, he has written on themes from Miami’s Cuban-American lobby to New York City’s teacher pay scheme. Christopher is a career changer; in his previous life, he was a high school teacher and department coordinator, and a teacher recruiter and trainer in New York City.  

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BENGHAZI, LIBYA — Word made its way around the Libyan Red Crescent camp in Benghazi that an outsider was present and asking questions. Men and women who lived there, each with a unique story, quickly sought to have their voices heard....
Unlike in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen, it took a civil war to ultimately bring leadership change in Libya. In the post-war environment, the question of security has been at the top of the agenda for Libya’s new leaders and, in the aftermath of...
He is no longer in battle, but Ayoub Jalgham wears desert fatigues when he visits downtown Tripoli. His build, scruffy facial hair and air of confidence all tell passers-by that this 19-year-old fought against the regime of Muammar Qadhafi, Libya...
She takes her clients to another world — one in which, as if traveling to outer space, visitors must wear special suits and carry equipment in order to breathe. Humans weren’t built to maneuver in this landscape without assistance. As a...
With the Libyan government still incapable of ensuring national security, the question of when it will disband the Interior Ministry’s Supreme Security Committee (SSC) has stirred controversy. The SSC was first created by the National...
Zina Amri, 45, has worked as a consultant for microcredit business ventures in poor French neighborhoods and for general business development in several sub-Saharan African countries. Now, she is shifting her focus to the land she left at age 4:...
After regaining the Sinai Peninsula in 1981 as part of its peace treaty with Israel, the Egyptian government began to develop its southern half for tourism. Its development plan for the region, however, continues to raise questions about the...
When a game of pool is at stake, 23-year-old Marwan Soltan develops a determined gaze as he analyzes his possible moves. His opponent and those watching the game in a smoky pool hall in Dokki comment on Soltan’s shots with the same...
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are expected to fast during daylight hours, all the while continuing with their regular work or school activities.  Needless to say, fasting Muslims look forward to their daily iftar, the meal they...
The Sinai town of Dahab has long attracted independent travelers in search of relaxation amid rugged natural beauty. Between sessions of lounging on Bedouin-style pillows and smoking fruit-flavored shisha, visitors frequently explore the Red Sea...