Democracy in action at the University of Jordan

January 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

When I was studying in Jordan, I got a kick out of watching student elections unfold each fall.  The campaign blitz was like nothing I’ve ever seen.  Apparently, UJ students who run for student office feel obligated to print hundreds of photographs of themselves and plaster them all over every tree on campus.  Some even print massive banners, which they hang from buildings.  I always meant to take some photographs to share on my blog but never got around to it.  Fortunately, an online Jordanian newspaper called 7ibr (prounced “Hibr”) just released a photo essay a couple weeks ago couple.  Here are a few of my favorites, but you can see more over at 7ibr.

 

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Mark Jacobsen

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A U.S. Air Force officer, C-17 pilot, Middle East specialist, and writer... a lifelong student dedicated to building a better world.

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