Monday, May 28, 2012

Week of 5/28 Events

Mon 5/28

4pm -Roua's Philosophy Hour

Tue 5/29

4pm - Conversation Hour led by Marwa Naghmouchi Khan on Middle East Fashion

Wed 5/30

4pm - Guest Speaker Sarah Bush on the topic of, "Tunisia's Democratic Transition: What Can and Should the International Community Do to Help?"

Sarah Bush is a Research Fellow in the International Security Program of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Bush obtained her B.A. with honors from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. She will join the faculty of Temple University as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in Fall 2012. She is currently completing a book manuscript on democracy promotion. Her research has been published in the journal International Organization and supported by the American Center for Oriental Research, the Project on Middle East Political Science, and Princeton University. She was previously a fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and the executive director of Americans for Informed Democracy.

Thur 6/1

4pm - The Final Open Mic Night of the year! Come prepared to present a poem, comedy skit, song, etc. in English!

Fri 6/2

3pm - Film Screening: "Forrest Gump"

Friday, May 18, 2012

Week of 5/21 Events

Mon 5/21

4pm - Conversation Hour: Political Campaigns

We will read the Foreign Affairs Magazine article titled, "Campaign Tips from Cicero: The Art of Politics from Tiber to the Potomac". Following reading the article, we will have a discussion about political campaigns from Roman times to today.

Tue 5/22

2pm - Movie Screening: "Food Inc." + Conversation Hour Healthy Eating and a Healthy Lifestyle

This conversation hour will be led by Roue' Krimi

Wed 5/23

3:30pm - American Corner Field Trip to The Center for Maghrib Studies in Tunis (CEMAT)

We will leave the American Corner at 3:30 pm to walk together as a group to CEMAT where we will attend a lecture on "Constitution Drafting in the Arab World: Lessons and Landmines" given by George Washington University Professor, Nathan Brown. The lecture will be followed by a short discussion and light reception.

* Because we will be going on a field trip, the American Corner will close early, at 3:30 pm. If you wish to join us and don't make it to the AC by 3:30 pm, you may meet us at CEMAT. The lecture starts at 5:00 pm.

Thur 5/24

4pm - Eamon Granahan will hold the third installment of his conversation hour club. Previous topics included arranged marriage and controversial art. Please join him for the third conversation he will hold at the AC (topic to be determined).

Fri 5/25

3pm - Come ready to do some spelling! Please join us for the first annual AC SPELLING BEE! The event will kick off at 3:00 pm. Contestants will be asked to spell American English language words with American pronunciation of the letters and the winner will win a prize! So, start studying and come to compete or watch a true American tradition!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Week of 5/7 Events

Mon 5/7

4pm - Conversation Hour: Come see Alissa and talk about her travels! 

Tue 5/8

3:30pm - CEMAT Presentation: How Likely Is A Democratic Future for Ex-Dictatorships?  By Professor Juan Cole


Professor Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationships of the West and the Muslim world in a historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim, and he also recently authored Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East.

The AC will close at 3:30 so we have time to walk to CEMAT before the presentation at 5:00. 

Wed 5/9

4pm - Conversation Hour: Topic to be determined

Thurs 5/10

4pm - Conversation Hour: With guest host Eamon Granahan

Fri 5/11

3pm - Film Screening: Film to be determined