Here’s how last night’s Marhaba Iftar dinner at NYU Abu Dhabi was described in The National, an English-language daily newspaper published in Abu Dhabi:

New York University Abu Dhabi opened its doors last night with high hopes, high ambition and a group of students described as a “remarkable class of 2014.”

Read the entire article here. “Entrenched in the ideology of the founders of NYUAD” is not precisely how I would have described our relationship to cosmopolitanism, but the article does capture something essential about the ways in which we hope to encourage thinking about the interplay of sameness and difference.