(Beiroet, Libanon) studied French Literature at the American University of Beirut. In 1979 she moved to London to study sculpture. Since then she works as a sculptor, writer and publisher. In 1998 she published a collection of short sturies titled Leaving Beirut, Women and the Wars Within. She describes her youth and the civil war in her native country. WIN 2002
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Cultural identity in an international perspective. A panel discussion in co-operation with the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. The existing image and identity of The Netherlands are no longer valid, or at least incomplete. In its conference 'Roses in the Desert' on 6 September 2002, the Prince Claus Fund put the question of identity of The Netherlands on the agenda. Holland, also as a part of Europe, looks back on a history of citizenship and democratic values. A history that promises an analytic and critical role in world-wide international and intercultural debates. It seems to be too modest in this respect though, merely passing over ideas from elsewhere. Dutch spoken.