Saving Democracy from Ourselves

On July 31, 2018, HasNa and Meta-Culture hosted their first event in a series of lectures and discussions on democracy and responsible citizenship under the banner of DemoSapiens. This event, titled Saving Democracy from Ourselves sought to examine the global shift towards more authoritarian and right-wing governments from two perspectives: first, the behavioral or psychological […]

From Liability to Asset: Realizing Turkey’s Potential

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 HasNa Inc. hosted a panel discussion titled From Liability to Asset: Realizing Turkey’s Potential. This panel discussion sought to explore the ways in which Turkey could play a pivotal role in middle-eastern politics by expanding its political and economic horizons, and also through a smarter and stronger transatlantic engagement. best […]

The Importance of Integration

Below is a short piece from HasNa’s founder and President, Nevzer Stacey: Today, most places in the world are struggling with integration.  The reason is that we have not paid much attention to the meaning of the word.  Integration does not simply mean that we put different things together.  It does not mean that it […]

HasNa Summary of Arab Fractures Event

Our staff had the pleasure of attending the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s event “Arab Fractures: Reimagining the Regional Order?” this past Wednesday, and panelists discussed the Carnegie Endowment’s recently published report of the same name. Below is a short summary of each panelist’s remarks. Video of the event can be watched here Bassma Kodmani, […]

Hamzah Jamjoom: The Ego

On January 9, Busboys and Poets (Takoma) hosted a conversation between the Saudi filmmaker Hamzah Jamjoom and John Hanshaw, Founder of the Washington Film Institute. Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Hamzah Jamjoom is a writer, director, and actor currently based in Chicago. From a young age, Hamzah exposed himself to the art of storytelling and […]

The Consequences of NGO Suspensions in Turkey

After the July 15th failed coup attempt that killed approximately 300 people and injured over 2,200, the Turkish government has implemented a series of crackdowns on civil society organizations resulting in the suspension of approximately 1,495 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The Ministry of Interior justifies their actions under Article 11 of the State of Emergency Law […]