Sadeen Qardan

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” My name is Sadeen Qardan. I am from the capital city in Jordan; Amman. I am a second year student in Global Governance hoping to pursue a career in either social justice or humanitarian aid. I am strongly driven by my passion to do things the ethical way, to be true to my goals, and to implement change where change is needed.

Clean Up Sundays: Do Your Part

With the increasing awareness of the impact of waste, there comes a desire to take action. It is very clear that most of the areas around us have a “garbage crisis”. The ground near bus stops is decorated with cigarette butts, grass fields full of plastic wrappers and bottles, the… Read More »Clean Up Sundays: Do Your Part

Human Rights and the Overcoming of Harmful Traditions

Morality: what separates human from animal. Our ability to distinguish the difference between right and wrong is what we, as one entity, pride ourselves in. Different cultures have different ideas of right and wrong. Different religions prohibit different things. An example is the consumption of pork, which is prohibited in… Read More »Human Rights and the Overcoming of Harmful Traditions

The Flaw in Charity

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This idiom, common in many languages, captures the idea of instead of handing something to someone, you should teach them how to acquire it themselves, so… Read More »The Flaw in Charity

It’s Important to Slow Down

December is a time students tend to look forward to, since it is a break from attending school/university for several weeks. It’s is also a time where international students can look forward to going home and seeing their families and friends. December, however, can also be a very stressful time… Read More »It’s Important to Slow Down

Intelligence and its types

While visiting some primary schools in the villages outside Jordan’s capital, Amman, I found some really interesting remarks by some of the children’s mothers. I was there to record some feedback from the mother’s about the past two weeks they spent with their children at the school, preparing them for… Read More »Intelligence and its types

Shift of Responsibility: The Climate Change Issue

A new report from the International Panel on Climate Change called individuals, governments and corporations to take major action in the attempt to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The reports call for “drastic action on the policy scale, the business and industry scale, but also on part… Read More »Shift of Responsibility: The Climate Change Issue

Check Your Privilege

The recipe to success has always been a simple one: work hard, work smart, and you will succeed. You will become a self-made person, an example of success, all thanks to your hard work. However, this is almost never the case. We are born with a set of privileges others… Read More »Check Your Privilege

There Are Anti-Islam Concentration Camps in China

The Nazi Concentration camps were considered the epitome of mercilessness, the farthest we’ve been from our humanity. We all look back at that time with a lot of questions on how any human can be capable of such a discrimination, how anyone would be prepared to torture someone because of… Read More »There Are Anti-Islam Concentration Camps in China

Why Taking a Picture of Roma-Termini is Illegal

We have all heard about copyright at least once in our life; it is the right creators have over their work regarding its sale and distribution throughout their lifetime and for a set number of years after they pass away (in the European Union, and most of the world, the… Read More »Why Taking a Picture of Roma-Termini is Illegal

Plastic Waste: We’re Not Doing Enough

The impacts of plastic waste on our environment is more significant than it ever was before. By the year 2050, it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. A lot of us get by on ignorance, “the trash in the ocean will not harm… Read More »Plastic Waste: We’re Not Doing Enough

Circassian Culture and History; Through the Looking Glass

Circassians are an ethnic group of people belonging to the Northwest Caucasus region. They subdivide into 12 tribes, each represented by a star on the Circassian flag. Nowadays, due to a genocide in the late 17th century , there are approximately only 8 million Circassians worldwide, most of whom reside… Read More »Circassian Culture and History; Through the Looking Glass

“Not Even Water?” Ramadan FAQ

Since this is my first Ramadan in Italy, I was surprised to see how many questions people had about the fasting process and the month in general. Therefore, I collected some of the most frequently asked questions and will be answering them. What is Ramadan exactly? Why do you have… Read More »“Not Even Water?” Ramadan FAQ

The Nobel Prize: A Publicity Tactic?

We’re all familiar with the famous Nobel Prize, namely the award given annually in recognition of academic or cultural achievements in Physics, Medicine or Physiology, Chemistry, Literature, and Peace. How did the Nobel Peace Prize come to be? Was Alfred Nobel a promoter of peace and global cooperation? Or was… Read More »The Nobel Prize: A Publicity Tactic?

USA, UK, France: How to Make a Terrorist

On the 14th of April 2018, the United States of America, together with the United Kingdom and France, led an airstrike on the town of Douma, Syria, based on a supposed chemical attack that happened a week earlier. A young boy, living a normal life, in a normal household, loses… Read More »USA, UK, France: How to Make a Terrorist

Modern Human Rights and The Repeal of Net Neutrality

With the latest advancements in technology, and our increased ability to connect with one another on a global scale and access information online, our rights as humans are evolving as well; an example is online privacy, where the debates about implementing it have skyrocketed. The right to access information online… Read More »Modern Human Rights and The Repeal of Net Neutrality

Northern White Rhinos; Extinct?

In March of 2018, the last male Northern White Rhino has been declared dead. These subspecies have been endangered and on the brink of extinction for about a decade now due to excessive poaching, since the rhino’s horn is in great demand specifically in Asian countries like Vietnam. With only… Read More »Northern White Rhinos; Extinct?

The Second Amendment; Why?

With the recent mass shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, activists are advocating more than ever for the tightening of gun control as well as the repeal of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects the right for citizens to bear weapons. However,… Read More »The Second Amendment; Why?

Exploitation of Resources: A Dying Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan and Palestine. Famously known as the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea is around 430 meters below the sea level, low enough to make your ears pop on your drive down to this landmark. It is one of the… Read More »Exploitation of Resources: A Dying Dead Sea