Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week of 9/5 Events

- The AC will now be back to normal hours (10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

- AC Civic Empowerment Month Begins

Mon 9/5 (4pm) - Civic Awareness Video Competition Announcements and Discussion

Tue 9/6 (4pm) - Open Discussion on Democracy

Wed 9/7 (4pm) - Guest Speaker Brian Katulis on Civil Society Organization


Brian Katulis is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia. Katulis has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and nongovernmental organizations on projects in more than two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Colombia. From 1995 to 1998, he lived and worked in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Egypt for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Katulis received a master's degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in history and Arab and Islamic Studies from Villanova University. In 1994 and 1995, he was a Fulbright scholar in Amman, Jordan, where he conducted research on the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan. Katulis has published articles in several newspapers and journals, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, and Middle East Policy, among other publications. He is co-author of The Prosperity Agenda, a book on U.S. national security published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008. Katulis speaks Arabic.

Thur 9/8 (4pm) - Democracy Simulation: Constitutional Convention

Fri 9/9 (1pm) - Presentation by the Human Rights Corps of Tunisia

Fri 9/9 (3pm) - Film Segment from Framework for Democracy on The Living Constitution (Constitution by Popular Referendum) + Discussion

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