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Lebanese Lawyer in Cleveland

We first met Mr. Bassel M. Abdallah at a Cleveland Council of World Affairs program about the Middle East at the Union Club on January 23rd.  He told us that he had immigrated to the United States from Lebanon over 10 years ago and that he was now practicing law, having passed the bar examination in Ohio. Bassel seemed like a very engaging person, so we arranged to share a

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Irish Business Leader

Mark Owens first came to the United States from Derry City in Northern Ireland in 1998 as a beneficiary of the Business Education Initiative program created by the Northern Irish government. At the time, Mark was in his junior year at Belfast Metropolitan College studying production management in the fashion/textile industry. He had never planned on leaving his home of Derry, never mind Ireland, but the opportunity arose, and he decided that he wanted

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