Thursday, April 28, 2011

Week of 5/2 Events

An important note:

* Starting May 2, the AC will go back to it's pre-revolution events schedule. That means that all conversation hours and guest speaker events will be held Monday-Thursday at 4PM. The Friday films will continue to be held at 3PM.

Mon 5/2 - Conversation Hour: Freudian Theory (4PM)

Tues 5/3 - Mourad Brahmi Presents on The Book "Of Mice and Men" (4PM)

Wed 5/4 - English Club Event at Tunisia Polytechnic School (1:30PM-6PM)
Tunisia Polytechnic School is hosting an English Day event and all AC visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event will consist of workshops presented by Tunisia Polytechnic School. the British Council, and AMIDEAST. There will also be networking opportunities and fun activities to practice speaking English.

If you are interested in coming, please meet at AMIDEAST at 1:30PM. A free bus will take you to and from the event at TPS's campus in Carthage. It will bring you back to AMIDEAST at 6PM.

Thurs 5/5 - Achref Aouadi Presents on Earth Day and the Environment (4PM)

Fri 5/6 - Film: "Planet Earth: The Great Plains" (3PM)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

AC Closed for Next Few Days

Hi all,

The AC is closed for the next few days. We will reopen on Wednesday April 27. All activities planned for the closed days will be rescheduled.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Week of 4/18 Schedule - Iraq Week at the AC

See below the events for this week. The bold ones are part of the Iraq Week series of programs:

Mon 4/18 (2PM) - Guest Speaker: A former American soldier who served in the recent Iraq War

Mon 4/18 (3PM) - Open Forum on the Iraq War: Come discuss your feelings and opinions on the US invasion of Iraq in 2003

Tues 4/19 (3PM) - Presentation on the Aboriginal People of Australia by Mourad Brahmi

Tuesday 4/19 (4PM) - Slide Show on the Politics, Geography, History, and Culture of Iraqi Kurdistan by Ravi Kaneriya

Wed 4/20 (3PM) - Rand al-Jadir from Iraq, speaking about the perspective of an Iraqi civilian who lived through the war

Thurs 4/21 (3PM) - Film: "The Hurt Locker" (Best Picture winning film about the Iraq War)

Fri 4/22 (1:30PM) - Presentation on Earth Day and the Environment by iWatch

Fri 4/22 (3PM) - Presentation on the Baha'i Religion by 2 members of the Baha'i community in Tunis

Thursday, April 14, 2011

AC Closed Tomorrow

AC is closed for Friday. We will reopen as normal on Monday.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Week of 4/11 Events

Mon 4/11 - Conversation Hour on Women After the Revolution

Tues 4/12 - Presentation on Indian Culture by Eymen Gamha

Wed 4/13 - Guest Speaker: Ahmed Jehani, Libyan refugee from Benghazi

Thurs 4/14 - Conversation Hour: Changing Demographics in America\

Fri 4/15 - AC Closed due to special embassy events

Friday, April 8, 2011

There IS Theater Club tomorrow at 1PM in the AMIDEAST main building conference room.

There IS Theater Club tomorrow at 1PM in the AMIDEAST main building conference room.

Monday, April 4, 2011

AC Closes Early Tomorrow

AC is closing early tomorrow (4/5) at 1:30PM-5PM for an event at the embassy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Events Week of 4/4

* Note that Theater Club on Saturday 4/2 is CANCELLED

Schedule of Events Week of 4/4. All events start at 3PM in the AC unless otherwise noted:

Mon 4/4 - Guest Speaker: Faeez Safedin on South Africa's Transition to Democracy

Tues 4/5 - Guest Speaker: Todd Fine on Ameen Rihani (starts at 2:30PM at the US Embassy. You must notify me at least 1 day in advance if you want to attend)

The 100th Anniversary of the First Arab-American Novel: Ameen Rihani's Uncanny Message in The Book of Khalid

2011 brings the centennial anniversary of the first Arab-American novel: Ameen Rihani’s The Book of Khalid (1911). The story of two Arab boys who immigrate to New York City, the novel ambitiously confronts issues that concerned Rihani’s era and still confound our own: the ideal relations between Americans and Arabs, the problem of religious conflict in the Arab world and beyond, and the rightful position of Arabs within the great American story of immigration. Because of the novel’s extreme merit, historical importance, and contemporary relevance, a group of esteemed scholars and public figures have come together to establish Project Khalid, a coordinated effort to commemorate this important milestone in the history of Arab-American life and literature. Activities include preparing a new edition of the novel for schools and managing its distribution, hosting a public forum at the Library of Congress on March 29, 2011 and at the New York Public Library of October 25, and using online and traditional media to promote the novel and Rihani’s legacy throughout the anniversary year.

Todd Fine, the project's director, will introduce The Book of Khalid and will argue that the work, in addition to its extraordinary merit, has great relevance to the contemporary crisis in the Arab-American relationship and to the present situation in the region.


Todd Fine, the director of Project Khalid (, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He is the editor of a new critical edition of The Book of Khalid under advance contract with Syracuse University Press. At Harvard, Mr. Fine worked for Samuel P. Huntington as a research assistant for two years on his book on American identity and immigration, entitled Who Are We? (Simon and Schuster, 2004). He also organized and developed the Global Zero campaign on nuclear weapons, which launched in Paris, France in December 2008.

Wed 4/6 - Tunisian-Egyptian Virtual Summit to discuss post-revolution cooperation between Egyptian and Tunisian youth. This event will be held along with the AC in Cairo.

Thurs 4/7 - Guest Speaker: Palestinian-American Comedian Maysoon Zayid

Fri 4/8 - Documentary + Discussion: "The Cove"