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Razan Farhan Alaqil

Razan Farhan Alaqil is a political science, international comparative politics and global studies graduate. She is a Saudi youth representative at the United Nations, and a board member of the Saudi Federation of Mass Participation.

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US exchange a ‘turning point’ for Saudi students

A group of Saudi high school students traveled to Washington D.C. last week to begin a year of study in the US as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES).

September 05, 2019

An open letter to Saudi millennials

I want to start this letter by asking you a question: How do you see yourself impacting the world, and our country, with a positive change that starts within you?

August 14, 2019

Sports helping to boost Kingdom’s soft power

With the increased Saudi attention on sports events recently, a link can be made between high-profile sports and how the Kingdom is perceived globally.

January 17, 2019

Women lead the way in Al-Ula winter festival

Saudi Arabia’s historical riches are getting increased government support to highlight their significance in the Kingdom’s tourism industry.

December 27, 2018

Importance of having open and diverse dialogue

A stereotype is often the first impression we have of a person or a particular group of people. Even if we do not necessarily intend to, we sometimes have fixed ideas in our heads about who people are, and we are usually influenced by how society sees them.

November 04, 2018