Friday, April 27, 2012

Week of 4/30 Events

Mon 4/30

4pm - Conversation Hour on an article from TIME magazine: "Tebow's Testimony; What his faith on the field means for the future of American Evangelicalism"

Tue 5/1

AC CLOSED for Tunisian Labor Day

Wed 5/2

4:30pm - TIME magazine reporter Vivienne Walt on World Press Freedom Day

A video report Ms. Walt did for TIME on the Tunisian Revolution:,32068,768052384001_2045115,00.html


Vivienne Walt is a seasoned foreign correspondent, reporting widely for Time Magazine since 2003, from Iraq, Europe, and most recently the embattled Niger Delta and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She spent nearly two years reporting from Iraq before and after the US invasion, twice narrowly avoiding rocket attacks in Baghdad, and once a bullet that lodged in her car seat. Her interviews have spanned the extremes of humanity: from heads of state, international diplomats, CEOs, and Hollywood stars; to street prostitutes in Asia, jailed criminals, Muslim insurgents, and guerrilla fighters. She has reported from Iran several times since 2000, focusing on internal cultural battles and the government's growing defiance against the West. This past year, she has written from Iran and Africa about China's mounting economic and military power, and its implications for Western interests. She has written widely in the Middle East, and in Asia, she has reported from China, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Walt emigrated to New York City and became a staff writer for Newsday, for which she was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her reports from Africa. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Fortune Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and many other publications. She has also been a regular guest on CNN, Fox News and National Public Radio in the US.
She currently lives in Paris with her husband, a television producer, and in cyberspace on

Thur 5/3

4pm - Game Day: Join us for card games and other American favorites

Fri 5/4

5pm - Film Screening: Star Wars --- Filmed in Tunisia!

This screening will take place in Central Park (the basement of Amideast's main building) 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Week of 4/23 Events

Mon 4/23

4pm - Conversation Hour on an article written by Thomas Friedman titled, "The Other Arab Spring" about the environmental factors of this series of uprisings.

Tue 4/24

4pm - Cross-Cultural Conversation Hour with Americans from Oregon

This will be an open conversation hour during which you may ask questions about the American experience on the West Coast.

Wed 4/25

3pm - Insaf Mahjoubi on hiking as a sport and her hiking organization in Tunisia

Thur 4/26

4pm - Conversation Hour on a New York Times article about "Muslims on Wall Street, Bridging Two Traditions"

Fri 4/27

3pm - Film Screening: An Inconvenient Truth

Friday, April 13, 2012

Week of 4/16 Events

Earth Week Events + More!

Mon 4/16

3pm - Elmahdi Oummih, Director Administrator for the African Leadership Academy will give a presentation on The Power of Youth, Leadership and the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Tunisia

4:30pm - Randa Bahrouni and Hamza Zaghdoud on Environmental Issues and Global Warming

* Earth Day Pledges Activity to follow

Tue 4/17

3pm - We will host a guest speaker from an environmental organization called Rayetna that will speak about Models for Ecological Neighborhoods and how to expand this in Tunisia

Wed 4/18

4pm - Presentation on Volunteerism and the introduction of an American Corner Volunteer Log

5pm - Trash Pick-Up in Belvedere Park

Thur 4/19

3pm - Jason Levine on Teaching English Through Hip Hop


Jason R. Levine is currently the Academic Director of CAMPUS Education, an English language school with multiple centers in the U.S. and overseas. Endowed with fourteen years of experience as a teacher, trainer, and creator of educational materials, Jason has worked with teachers and young learners of English in many parts of the world. He is also the Founder and President of ColloLearn, LLC, an educational program for children and adults whereby he produces original songs and games to teach English language arts, math, social studies, science, and foreign languages; performs and trains at numerous schools and organizations; writes chants for Oxford University Press; maintains a website and popular YouTube channel. Jason’s workshops and lectures demonstrate how activities based on repetitive input of collocations can promote accurate and fluent use of language and foster critical thinking skills. Jason holds a Master’s of Arts in TESOL, K-12; Departmental honors from Hunter College, New York and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Vassar College.

Fri 4/20

3pm - Film Screening: Former Vice President, Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning" + Discussion

Sun 4/22

EARTH DAY - Randa Bahrouni, the American Corner Environmental Volunteers President will be organizing a trash pick-up. More details about time and location to come!