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) 

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