Henry Mendelsohn is the Regional Information Resource Officer, U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt since September, 2008. His responsibilities include direct supervision of the U.S. Embassy’s Information Resource Center and he serves as a regional consultant for U.S. embassy and consulate Information Resource Centers and American Corner libraries in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Israel.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Come to the American Corner at 6:00 pm on Tuesday evening watch the Presidential Inaguration streamed live from Washington DC. The ceremony will feature performances by musicians and poets, and most importantly, President Obama's inagural address - the speech that to will set out the vision and tone for his administration.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Just a note to remind you that this Friday, January 16th, at 3:00 PM, AMIDEAST will host representatives from MIT’s College Admissions Arab Mentorship Program (CAAMP) to meet with students to discuss and answer questions about college admissions processes and opportunities to pursue higher education in the U.S.A. CAAMP is a student-run initiative that seeks to create support networks and offer counsel to students aspiring to study in US colleges and universities. The seminar, which will take the form of a presentation followed by a question and answer period, will take place in the AMIDEAST conference room (main building).
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
"Hi, My name is Karl Metzger. I'm the new intern at AMIDEAST, here to help out Margaret in the American Corner. I'm from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I also study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I'm a Global studies major focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to my recent arrival in Tunis, I studied for four months at the American University in Cairo. Since leaving the US last August I have had the opportunity to travel through Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank. I'm greatly looking forward to acquainting myself with Tunisia now and getting to know those of you who frequent the American Corner. Please feel free to stop in and introduce yourselves."