Jeb Sharp is a former senior editor and correspondent for The World
I joined the staff of The World in 1998 and have done almost every job in the newsroom since: reporter, producer, podcaster, backup host, show runner, special correspondent and now editor. Clearly I can't get enough of the place. I have reported for the show from Belgium, Bosnia, Canada, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Haiti, Gaza, Israel, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, the UK and across the US. I’ve received some nice honors along the way: a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, two Overseas Press Club awards for “History of Iraq” and “How Wars End,” a Dart Award for “Rape as a Weapon of War, ” and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Rwanda: Trying to Move On.”
As the US finds itself embroiled in another war, though not with troops, we are reairing our series, "How Wars End," which first ran in 2008.
What does it take to feel invested in American politics? For this immigrant from Cameroon: Barack Obama.
“I don’t think I’m good at running just because I’m Ethiopian,” says Esu Alemseged, 18. “But I think if it weren’t for the Ethiopian identity, I wouldn’t be running in the first place.”
A new film explores what it was like to be a high school friend of convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
He was trained as a psychiatrist, fancied himself a poet and was known for his flamboyant head of hair. Today he was convicted of genocide and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Belgian writer Ismaël Saidi, now a successful playwright, grew up in Schaerbeek, the same neighborhood where bomb-making materials were discovered after this week's attacks. His dream for a nation is one that grows together with education, a love of life and hope for the future.
In his just-released memoir a Belgian writer with Moroccan roots uses his experience to bridge cultures. In one chapter, he recounts learning how to slaughter sheep at home for the Muslim holidays. Non-Muslims ask him, “'You did that in your own house?’ “And the Muslims say, ‘Oh yeah, us too.’"
Youssef Kamand survived the journey from Syria and won asylum in Belgium: Now what? It's harder than you think.
When Mohammed Salman moved to Belgium to pursue a PhD in political science in 2010, he had every intention of returning home to Syria. But the war intervened, and now the newly-minted Ph.D. is helping start up a program for refugees at the Free University of Brussels.