List Of Writings
Resilience: Transforming Middle Eastern Corporate Practices
Corporations, like cultures, cannot skip a development stage. Life conditions in the Middle East have remained at tribal levels with egocentric overtones, which have resulted today in the sweeping revolutions of the Arab Spring. Corporate cultures in the Arab world were no exception to these values, but women and the millennial generation are changing these patterns and investing in human capacities that will outlast the Age of Oil.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elza-s-maalouf/resilience-transforming-m_b_3020024.html
Culture: The Missing Piece From the President’s Speech
Huffington Post: 05/23/11 06:23 PM ET
We are now living in an interconnected world through knowledge and information. The transition from hegemony to a participatory leadership style with the Arab world has started but policy makers haven’t fully laid out the process and the mechanisms that the Arab world needs for sustainable change. There has to be a higher degree of sophistication in the understanding of the mindsets in cultures that can support emergence of institutions that lead to democracy in Egypt, Tunisia and eventually Palestine….
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elza-s-maalouf/culture-the-missing-piece_b_865875.html
Arab-Style Democracy: The Answer to the Post Dictatorship Era
Huffington Post: March 8, 2011 03:52 PM
When the twenty-six-year-old college graduate, Mohammed Bouazizi, set himself on fire in Tunis, he sparked a revolution that was more than 40 years in the making. Sadly, he did not live to see the change. “Revolutions do not cause change, they confirm the change which has already happened,” wrote Dr. Don Beck, a complex systems strategist. As a once second generation Arab Nationalist who now works on emergence and geopolitical reform in Arab cultures, I have longed for this day to come….
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elza-s-maalouf/arabstyle-democracy-the-a_b_833093.html
Empowerment – Inspiring Women Summit (interview)
Host: Elayne Doughty
Featuring: Jessica Roemischer, Elza Maalouf, Ariane de Bonvoisin
May 1, 2010
Read more: http://shiftmovement.com/2010/05/01/empowerment-inspiring-women-summit-with-elayne-doughty-jessica-roemischer-elza-maalouf-ariane-de-bonvoisin/
Integral Leadership Review
Volume IX, No. 5 – October 2009
Notes from the Field: Treating Terrorism through De-Radicalization, Integral Financial Woes, and a Field of Notes from France
Integral Leadership Review (Oct 26-27, 2011, Forum for Counter Radicalization)
The Master Code: Breaking the Cycles of Radicalism and Violence through the Principles and Processes of Natural Design: Research, Theory Building, and Practical Applications” was given in a private session that included international and French counter-terrorism experts discussing new strategies, paradigms, global movements, religious and interfaith groups and media actions that have de-radicalized groups and individuals. Don’s take on the day: “We had 70 people shooting the breeze—it was like a room full of pearls without any string.”
Read more: http://integralleadershipreview.com/5450-notes-from-the-field-treating-terrorism-through-de-radicalization-integral-financial-woes-and-a-field-of-notes-from-france
Forum Programme: http://gfc-r.org/?q=node/5
Integral Leadership Review
Volume IX, No. 5 – October 2009 Emerging Patterns in the Middle East: The Thirty Year Itch for Lebanon and Iran
Integral Leadership Review, Volume IX, No. 5, October 2009
On March 14th, 2005 one million Lebanese citizens gathered in Beirut’s Martyr Square, the symbol of Lebanon’s 1943 Independence from France. They were protesting against the presence of Syrian forces in Lebanon. The Cedar Revolution, as it was called, ended the 30 year Syrian occupation of Lebanon which started in 1975 when Syrian Forces entered Lebanon as peacekeepers to protect the Christians and…
Read more: http://www.archive-ilr.com/archives-2009/2009-10/2009-10-11-article-maalouf.php
6th Convention: Fateh and the building of a nation
Common Ground News Service: 20 August 2009
After its long-awaited Sixth Convention, Fateh has inched a bit closer toward building the institutions needed to establish an independent Palestinian state. In spite of the power jockeying, participants renewed their commitment to a two-state solution, and the voices calling for resistance through economic development outnumbered those wishing to keep the status quo. Fateh’s challenge now is to create a platform with new goals and a new interpretation of its charter, in order to become a movement that represents all Palestinians
Read more: http://www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=26127&lan=en&sp=0
Democratizing Sexuality through the Arab Spring: An Experts’ View on the Emerging Mythology Unfolding for Women in the Middle East
(May 14, 2012)
Vanessa Fisher interviews Elza Maalouf on women’s evolving role in the Middle East, particularly in light of the changes and shifts that have occurred in the region as a result of the Arab Spring.
Read more: http://www.vanessadfisher.com/dialogues/democratizing-sexuality-through-the-arab-spring-an-experts-interpretation-on-the-emerging-mythology-unfolding-in-the-middle-east
The Simplicity of Complexity: New Eyes, New Lenses, New Palestine.
by Laura Frey Horn, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia, School of Continuing & Professional Studies (August 2008)
World Future Society presentation.
Just as Don applied Spiral Dynamics integral to creating the architecture to end apartheid in South Africa, Don and Elza are now serving the Middle East peace process through the Build Palestine Initiative. The focus is on building—building capacity, building the economy and creating jobs for young Palestinians. It is not always safe, but it is necessary…
Read more: http://integralleadershipreview.com/5017-notes-from-the-field-the-simplicity-of-complexity-new-eyes-new-lenses-new-palestine-a-2nd-tier-presentation-by-don-beck-and-elza-maalouf-at-the-world-future-society
Notes from the Field: Dr. Beck Designs A United Nations Global Action Plan for Human Emergence & Elza Maalouf presents a Model for Palestine 21
Integral Leadership Review (August 2007)
On June 21st, 2007, Dr. Beck and I spoke at the Values-Caucus at the United Nations to a standing room only conference hall. Representatives of various Arab, African and Western missions, NGOs and UN agencies employees, nodded their heads in agreement with the emphasis that we put on the deeper reasons for conflict and poverty, and the deeper value-systems codes that produce such “us” vs. “them” polarities…
Read more: http://integralleadershipreview.com/5296-notes-from-the-field-dr-beck-designs-a-united-nations-global-action-plan-for-human-emergence-elza-maalouf-presents-a-model-for-palestine-21
Palestine Speaks in Colors: Unraveling the Deep Cultural Codes and Designing Integral Solutions.
Integral Leadership Review, Volume VII, No. 2, March 2007
On our third trip in January 2007 Dr. Beck and I were asked to train 42 Leaders from the Fatah Movement in the West Bank. For this workshop, NafizRifai—a highly respected Fatah leader who holds a Masters degree in Urban & Rural Planning and is the Chairman of the Bethlehem University Alumni Student Association—invited Fatah district and committee leaders to attend a 2 day training on Spiral Dynamics Integral and MeshWorks. The participants came from Nablus, Tulkerum, Jericho, Ramallah, BeitSahour, Al Khalil and other towns. Some of them had to leave their homes 6 hours earlier….
Read more: http://www.archive-ilr.com/archives-2007/2007-03/2007-03-maalouf.php
A New Perspective for Palestine: Elza Maalouf and Don Beck are bringing the wizardry of Spiral Dynamics to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (by Igal Moria and Elizabeth Debold)
EnlightenNext Magazine: The Magazine for Evolutionaries (no date)
In the wake of decades of war and conflict in the Middle East, the last thing the region would seem to need is another crisis. But Dr. Don Beck, the world’s foremost expert in the systems-change theory of Spiral Dynamics integral, surprisingly argues that crisis—a particular kind of crisis—is just what is needed. Beck has made four trips into this conflict zone in the past eighteen months, joined by his partner in the Center for Human Emergence–Middle East, Elza Maalouf.
Read more: http://www.enlightennext.org/magazine/j38/palestine.asp
SDi Initiatives: Mexico and the Middle East
Adizes Graduate School News, May, 2007
The local Arab community demonstrated significant interest as 42 district and committee representatives of Fatah came to a special 2-day training on Spiral Dynamics by Dr. Beck in January. The invitation was forwarded by NafizRifai, a highly respected Fatah leader and Chair of the Bethlehem University Alumni Student Association. Leading this initiative, Elza Maalouf is creating ongoing opportunities for emergence in Palestine. She is skillfully working with a number of young people and others from Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian Territories and Kuwait who wish to break from the patterns in their society.
Read more: http://www.adizesgraduateschool.org/newsletter/May07-News2.htm
Dr. Beck Designs A United Nations Global Action Plan for Human Emergence & Elza Maalouf presents a Model for Palestine
Integral Leadership Review, Vol. VII #4 (August 2007)
Volume VI, No. 2 – June 2006
On June 21st, 2007, we spoke at the Values-Caucus at the United Nations to a standing room only conference hall. Representatives of various Arab, African and Western missions, NGOs and UN agencies employees, nodded their heads in agreement with the emphasis that we put on the deeper reasons for conflict and poverty, and the deeper value-systems codes that produce such “us” vs. “them” polarities. …Dr. Beck revealed–for the first time–his integral design strategy to support the UN’s Global work, offering a Five Fold Strategy that can systematically further the UN’s role in the emergence of cultures and nations in the world.
Learn more: http://www.archive-ilr.com/archives-2007/2007-08/2007-08-notes-maalouf-elza.php
Field Testing the Integral Model in the Middle East
Integral Leadership Review, Vol. VI #2 (June 2006)
Volume VI, No. 2 – June 2006 Integral Leadership Review I yelled, “Let’s get in the car!” and assumed that our Fatah meeting was canceled. I knew that safety was indeed an issue and it was time to leave. …I was reminded of what “reality” looks like in this part of the world as armed men stood on each side of the road, facing each other and ready to pull the trigger.
Read more: http://www.archive-ilr.com/archives-2006/2006-06/2006-06-article-maalouf.php