THE QUESTION

For Valentine’s Day, this question: What is the future of love?

Posted by David Ignatius on February 14, 2008 9:00 AM

FROM THE PANEL

Sami Moubayed is a Syrian political analyst and historian based in Damascus, Syria. Moubayed is the author of "Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship (2000)" and "Steel & Silk: Men and Women Who Shaped Syria 1900-2000 (2006)." He has also authored a biography of Syria's former President Shukri al-Quwatli and currently serves as Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations at al-Kalamoun University in Syria. In 2004, he created Syrianhistory.com, the first and online museum of Syrian history. He is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of FORWARD, the leading English monthly in Syria, and Vice-President of Haykal Media.

Damascus Needs Lovers

Syria’s capital has few good role models for how to love.

Posted by Sami Moubayed Damascus, Syria | 24 COMMENTS
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:13 AM
Dr. Ali Ettefagh serves as a director of Highmore Global Corporation, an investment company in emerging markets of Eastern Europe, CIS, and the Middle East. He is the co-author of several books on trade conflict, resolution of international trade disputes, conflicts in letters of credit, trade-related banking transactions, sovereign debt, arbitration and dispute resolutions and publications specific to the oil and gas, communication, aviation and finance sectors. Dr. Ettefagh is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of The Development Foundation, an advisor to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and an advisor to a number of European companies. Dr. Ettefagh speaks Persian (Farsi), English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Turkish.

Love Engines

What Yahoo and Google have to say about love – if anyone is searching.

Posted by Ali Ettefagh Tehran, Iran | 13 COMMENTS
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:11 AM
Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog, www.miriamleitao.com, hosted at Globo online at www.oglobo.com.br. She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005.

Love Still Infinite – While It Lasts

Thanks to technology, love has never been so convenient – or so fleeting.

Posted by Miriam Leitao Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 3 COMMENTS
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:09 AM
Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

Stronger Love For Troubled Times

Few worries for love’s future.

Posted by Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 3 COMMENTS
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:07 AM

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