Connect Program Compact

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a virtual exchange program opportunity for qualified candidates. The deadline for registration is Thursday, March 8, 2018 at noon. In Spring 2018, the American Center will offer Soliya’s Connect Program Compact for up to 20 eligible and qualified university students to participate in online video ...
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Social Innovators for Tunisia Workshop Series

With rising global challenges for humans as well as the planet, the role of youth in developing new, creative, and innovative solutions has become even more important. The American Center and EL Space Social Innovation Hub have the pleasure to announce a new program, Social Innovators for Tunisia.  This series of 20 practical workshops will empower selected participants with social ...
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Management in the Workplace – Workshops

We invite Tunisian professionals of all ages to apply for the “Management in the Workplace” workshops here: https://goo.gl/forms/08WbD8DBHtg9NgR52 The dates and the workshop topics are as follows: Monday, November 6 from 10:00 to 12:00 – Skills and Strategies for Workplace Success Tuesday, November 7 from 10:00 to 12:00 – Anti-Nepotism and Transparency in the Workplace These workshops ...
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Songwriting Workshops Opportunity

The IRC is offering a songwriting workshop series for up to 30 qualified participants to try their hand at writing lyrics and music in a variety of forms. During these sessions, participants will consider social and cultural themes and listen to a range of music from folk to rock to show tunes. The deadline for ...
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Embassy Celebrates World Teachers Day 

To celebrate the World Teachers’ Day on October 5, the Embassy organized an English conversation hour, facilitated by the English Language Fellow, a visiting American professor with a specialty in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) who spends the academic year in a Tunisian university.  The session was not only an opportunity for Tunisian participants to practice and ...
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11th Workshop on Social Impact: Conceptualization and Evaluation Methods

The IRC at the U.S. Embassy collaborated with El Space to offer a series of monthly workshops on Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The topics were as follows: Introducing social innovation Introducing Social entrepreneurship The triple bottom line (Social innovation and the for-profit model) Inspiration (resources and success stories) Challenges and Ideation (social problem identification) Design Thinking for ...
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Memoir Writing Workshops

The IRC organized a memoir writing workshop series with American author Laura Monagan. Participants met once a week for four weeks to learn new literary techniques, discuss examples from great literature, and improve their English skills. Week 1 : Generating Viable Ideas Selecting a viable memory Developing the arc of the story Establishing the setting: ...
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IRC Screens a Documentary About High School Students at Risk

On September 15, the IRC screened the American Film Showcase documentary The Bad Kids, which chronicles one extraordinary school principal’s mission and follows her as she coaches three at-risk teens in California. The screening was followed by a facilitated discussion in English in which participants expressed admiration for the principal and a wish to see ...
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IRC Explores Race and Gender Issues 

On September 13, the IRC screened the American Film Showcase documentary East Side Sushi, which follows a working-class Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef, but is unable to do so because she is the “wrong” race and gender. During a facilitated discussion in English following the screening, participants debated authenticity, the American Dream, ...
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IRC Screens Documentaries about Gender Stereotypes

On August 25, the IRC screened extracts from two documentaries: Miss Representation, which exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and The Mask You Live In, which follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s ...
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Know America! Who is “Rosie the Riveter”?

On August 11, the IRC organized an informative session on the role of Rosie the Riveter in America’s history, economy, and women’s rights movement. The session was a chance to learn interactively about the place of the U.S. in WWII, the economic effect of supporting the war effort, and women’s position in the workplace before, ...
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Let’s Chat with Laura! Writing Your Own History

On August 3, the IRC continued its newly established bi-monthly English conversation hour that gives Tunisians the opportunity to visit the embassy and chat with an American native speaker of English. The topic was “Writing Your Own History” and participants discussed personal stories as well as the idea that history will be created by those who record their experiences ...
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IRC Hosts a Conversation Hour on Engaged Citizenship in a Democracy

On July 20, the IRC organized an English conversation hour on engaged citizenship in a democracy. Conor McCormick Cavanagh facilitated the discussion with the participants about different ways to work toward a successful, inclusive society and country. The discussion points were rich and varied, touching upon strikes and protests, different tax paying systems, the right and the responsibility to ...
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Launch of “Creativeناس “ Magazine

On June 22, the IRC held an event with the young team of the new Tunisian youth-led magazine “ Creativeناس “, a project initiated by American Corner Tunis in collaboration with the International Institute of Debate. The name is an English-Arabic wordplay, pronounced “creativeness” but meaning “creative people.”  During the session, we discussed mainstream and alternative ...
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GIST Web Chat on Angel Investing

The IRC and American Corner Sousse hosted viewing parties for the GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) web chat entitled De-Risking the Deal: Angel investing in Science & Tech Startups. The participants in both spaces submitted several questions revolving around the discussion points on Valuation, Angle Investing and minimizing the risk in that. One of their questions ...
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Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Talks: Impact Marketing

The IRC conducted a session on Impact Marketing led by Siwar Douss, the Marketing and PR Manager at Tunisian NGO Our Youth Our Hope.  The session was the 8th workshop of the Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Talks series, conducted in cooperation with the co-working space, El Space.  Storytelling was the focus of the session – as a digital tool and otherwise ...
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Post Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day with Focus on Branding

PAS and ECON organized a presentation entitled “You are Your Brand” to emphasize the power of branding to create a space for innovation. The presentation was targeted to start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs, but also drew interest from law students interested in intellectual property issues. While the event focused primarily on trademarks, questions from the audience ...
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PAS’s IRC Continues Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Series  

February 10:  The IRC hosted a workshop entitled “Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship.”  Ms. Fatma Mselmi, former participant in the Professional Fellowship Program and a consultant in economic development and technology transfer focused on the inclusive business model.  She discussed how this model functions as both a commercially viable model that could benefit low-income communities and ...
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PAS’s IRC Joins Worldwide Non-Violent Activism Webinar

In celebration of Black History Month, IRC Tunis joined an interactive program on resilience and non-violent activism in the Black community to explore race relations as well as tensions between security and freedom of expression through non-violent protests. The program was conducted by Mr. Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League (NUL), the nation’s ...
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The “Free to Rock” documentary film producers engage in a lively discussion with students

Following their European tour, Nick Binkley and Douglas Yeager, co-producers of the documentary film “Free to Rock,  landed in Tunisia where they were able to show their documentary at El Makhzen Cultural Center, the American Corner in Tunis, the IRC and the Tunis Film school.  Their film, focusing on the soft power of the Rock ...
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The IRC Hosts a Workshop on SMART Governance for Small and Medium Businesses

The IRC hosted a workshop on SMART Governance for Small and Medium Businesses, led by Imen Ameur, Governance Consultant and former Research Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School. The workshop focused on the governance models that Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) need as well as the managerial and technological  tools that could be used by SMBs ...
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American Teenage Coder, Sophie Houser Visit to Tunisia

Sophie Houser, 19-year old game developer, shared her success story with a variety of young audiences in ESPRIT (the private Institute of Engineering and Technology), the youth-led co-working space, El Space, and the American Corners in Tunis and Sousse. Through her motivational speeches, Sophie talked about her experiences in creating video games, including the challenges ...
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Cheryl Miller Houser, Co-Director of the Documentary “Generation Startup” Visit to Tunis

As part of the American Film Showcase program, Cheryl Miller Houser visited Tunis to screen her documentary Generation Startup, which follows 6 recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit, Michigan. Screenings took place in the American Corner Tunis on January 17, in the IHEC (Institute of Higher Commercial Studies) ...
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The IRC Hosts a Webchat Entitled “How to Run Your Startup”

The IRC hosted a live interactive webchat on “How to Run Your Startup” as part of the Global Innovation in Science and Technology series.  The session, attended by young entrepreneurs, generated a lively interaction with two very successful U.S.-based entrepreneurs, namely Ray Crowell, CEO of Humble Impact, and Melissa Perri, founder of Produx Labs.  The ...
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A Roundtable Discussion on How to Be the Next Techwomen Leader

Women Leaders in Technology (WoLTech), an association founded by a group of Techwomen alumnae to support women in STEM fields, organized a round table discussion entitled “How to be the Next Techwomen Leader.” During the event, the WoLTech team introduced a group of Tunisian women working in STEM to the Techwomen program. The presentation was followed ...
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Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the IRC

The 4th workshop, entitled “Inspiration in Social Entrepreneurship” happened in the IRC, continuing the series of monthly events on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The workshop (organized by the IRC in cooperation with El Space ) attracted students mainly from Tunis Business School and ESPRIT who came on December 21st longing for inspiration. The main speaker, Saif Eddine Bouktir (who works much ...
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The IRC Hosts the Leading actor Dominic Rains to Discuss BURN COUNTRY with Tunisian Film Students

Tunisian students of Audiovisuals, Cinema and Design from University of Carthage in Tunis were gathered to see the defining moments of the newly-released movie Burn Country. More importantly, the students had the rare chance to discuss the movie with the leading actor, Dominic Rains, and to learn from his experience and journey along the way ...
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Film Director Cherien Dabis Discusses AMREEKA with Film Students in the IRC

Tunisian students of Audiovisuals, Cinema and Design from University of Carthage in Tunis were gathered to attend the screening of the 2009 Movie, directed by Cherien Dabis, AMREEKA, which is a drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana. The ...
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Ambassador Rubinstein Does the Hour of Code and the American Corner in Sfax follows Suit

Microsoft and MentorNations in Tunisia celebrate Computer Science Week and film a short promotional video with Ambassador Rubinstein doing the Hour of Code on December 2. The video did a wonderful job promoting the importance of coding for Tunisian youth. On December 10, the American Corner in Sfax (aka the Franklin Center) hosted two trainers ...
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A Role play simulation attracts new emerging young voices

Information Resource Officer Suzanne Miller conducted a role play simulation at the IRC and the three American Corners (Tunis, Sousse and Sfax, Sousse).  The simulation was entitled “International Refugee Crisis, Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance.”  More than 120 dynamic young students engaged in this role play resulting in a better understanding of how international negotiations ...
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Embassy Celebrates International Education Week 2016 at the American Corner Tunis   

EducationUSA Advisor Meriem Laabidi in collaboration with Public Affairs Section staff celebrated the IEW at the American corner.  The week program promoted the USG exchange programs by organizing info session about higher education in the U.S. and the Embassy exchange program, workshops on college trivia, graduate schools in Tunisia VS those in the U.S and ...
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A Presentation in the IRC on E-Governance Sparks Debate

Former Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Nizar Ben Neji gave a presentation on “e-government: The Legal, Institutional and Technical Frameworks,” highlighting its advantages and its shortcomings, particularly the legal components, which must keep up with rapid technological changes. He also demonstrated how to digitally sign an official document. Attendees discussed e-government in relation to preventing corruption ...
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IRC Hosts Second Social Entrepreneurship Workshop

The IRC held the second in a series of 12 events organized in cooperation with the co-working space El Space. Paco Llorente, one of the founding members of El Space, led an interactive workshop where he invited participants to identify ways of putting entrepreneurial projects at the service of society and social development.  Paco emphasized the ...
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Public Affairs Hosts Café Talk on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship

Publich Affairs Section organized a debate between 10 civil society representatives, business people, experts in entrepreneurship and university professors on how to boost entrepreneurship opportunities to improve employability among youth in Tunisia. The event was organized with local NGO IIDebate and hosted by the Embassy’s IRC. Several USG initiatives – by PAS and USAID – ...
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Dr. Sarah Feuer Examines the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Dr. Sarah Feuer, Political Scientist at the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy, gave a presentation titled “Democratic Drama  or Democratic Decline: Making Sense of the  2016 US Presidential Election.”  Before beginning her talk, she emphasized that the opinions she would be expressing were those of a private citizen and not those of the ...
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Expert in Drama Therapy Visits IRC

Dr. Robert Landy, Professor of Educational Theater and Applied Psychology at New York University, gave a presentation at the IRC entitled “Introducing Drama Therapy.” The session was moderated by Elyes Baccar, Artistic Director of the Human Rights Film festival. Dr. Landy showed the audience his play Standing Tall, devised for a group of students in ...
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Embassy Joins ENIT Communication Week

U.S. Embassy representatives enjoyed taking part in the Communication Week organized by the Engineering School of Tunis (ENIT). Embassy staff talked to more than 200 students, sharing information about scholarships in the U.S. and the educational and cultural programs offered by the Embassy’s Information Resource Center. The ENIT students, who are just about to graduate, ...
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Tunisian-American Professor discusses the politics of Arab American Culture

Dr. Nouri Gana, Associate Professor at UCLA, gave a talk at the IRC that revolved around the collection of essays he edited in a book titled The Edinburgh Companion to the Arab Novel in English: The Politics of Anglo Arab and Arab American Literature and Culture. The first part of the talk addressed the intellectual history of the Arab ...
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IRC Marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Racha Haffar, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant alumna and President of the Not 4 Trade association conducted a workshop entitled “Trafficking in Persons 101” to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Racha defined what human trafficking is and helped those in attendance to understand the scope of the problem at the national and ...
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“STAR WARS DAY” by the Fan Club Star Wars Tunisia at our IRC

“A breath-taking experience,” “a saga that blows your mind,” and a “fabulous journey that stirs the imagination beyond belief” were some of the ways fascinated young audience members described Star Wars Day at the Information Resource Center (IRC). To mark the 40th anniversary of the filming of the saga in Tunisia, the Tunisian Star Wars ...
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Tunisian Folk, Algerian Rai, and Hollywood Soundtracks: A Conversation with MC Rai

“Musical fusion.” “A harmonious blend of Tunisian folk music and Algerian rai.” “A rediscovery of our musical roots through musical instruments.” Those were just a few of the ways the IRC audience described their experience listening to Tunisian-American singer MC Rai.  Accompanied by the rhythms of the Gombri instrument played by artist Jamel Boukraa, MC ...
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“Far From Home” Follows an Olympic-size Dream

The Information Resource Center (IRC) hosted a viewing of the independent documentary film “Far From Home,” which follows the journey of Brolin Mawejje from Uganda to the U.S. and ultimately to the international snowboard circuit.  The documentary explores Brolin’s complicated family life, his gifted athletic abilities, and his desire to represent Uganda as the first ...
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Tunisian and American University Students Forge New Connections

As part of the “Connecting Classrooms” program, the Information Resource Center (IRC) organized a video conference to connect graduate level students from the University of Tunis with their peers from the University at Albany, State University of New York . The video conference allowed students from both universities to share language learning experiences where technology was the primary medium. The Tunisian and American ...
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Trauma in Language and History

Dr. Cathy Caruth, Professor of Humane Letters at Cornell University in the U.S., led a video-conference discussion with students at the Information Resource Center (IRC.)  Jointly organized by the IRC and the Tunisian Association of Young Researchers (TAYR) , the discussion was titled Trauma in Language and History in the 21st Century. Starting with an introduction to trauma theory and references to the insights  of ...
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Social Media Hygiene

As part of the Meet a Diplomat series, Brian Tyers, Information Security Officer at the U.S Embassy in Tunis, gave a presentation entitled “Social Media Hygiene: Why Managing Your Online Persona Matters.” Mr. Tyers provided the audience with practical tips for how to use social media responsibly while safeguarding one’s privacy. Mr. Tyers emphasized the ...
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IRC Talk Tackles Immigration and Assimilation

Public Diplomacy Officer Inga Litvinsky, who works on Maghreb issues in Washington, spoke at the IRC and described her journey from “From Immigrant to Diplomat.”  Born in Kiev, Ukraine—which was then part of the Soviet Union—Litvinsky came to the U.S. in 1975 and settled in Omaha, Nebraska, with her parents.  She began first grade, quickly ...
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“Draw My Science” Meets More Than the Expectation of its Audience

Two Sousse high-school students who created a YouTube series called “Draw My Science” visited the American Corner Tunis to share their videos with a  group of about 20 students.  Baha Lajmi and Fahd Baaziz use colorful drawings and simple language to create the Arabic-language videos, which explain scientific subjects to a young audience.    At ...
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Former Tunisian Minister Shares Middle East Expertise at IRC

Dr. Abdelbaki Hermassi—who served as Tunisia’s Minister of Culture , Minister of Foreign Affairs and UNESCO Ambassador—spoke at the IRC on Thursday, March 17. His wide-ranging presentation covered topics like Iran’s Islamic revolution, the rise of political Islam, the Pan-Arabic movement, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab Spring and terrorism. He also spoke about how North African nations and the Gulf countries perceive regional ...
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The Tunisian Revolution: A Tale of Two Cities

  Michael Marcusa, a doctoral candidate in political science at Brown University, led a lively discussion in the IRC entitled “When Modernization Fails: Revolution and Radicalism inTunisia.”  Marcusa has spent 10 months doing fieldwork in southern and central Tunisia, and his talk focused on Sidi Bouzid and Metlaoui.  Though the cities face similar economic hardships, ...
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Promoting Peace Through Citizen Journalism

In partnership with the Tunisian chapter of the YaLa Academy, an innovative online institution for the formation of future regional peace leaders, the IRC organized a program focused on innovative ways to use citizen journalism to promote peace and dialogue across the MENA region.  Rahma Sghaier, YaLa Tunisian chapter coordinator, explained how citizen journalism empowers ...
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IT Certification and Job Competitiveness for Young Tunisian Graduates

Russell Hodge, Information Management Specialist at the U.S. Embassy, discussed the importance of IT certifications for job competitiveness with more than 40 young graduates at the American Corner last week. He shared practical advice for how to best select the right IT certifications to increase the chances of being hired. Mr. Hodge also shared his ...
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IRC Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the IRC hosted a video conference between students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and their peers from the University of Tunis.  Dr. Jeannette Jones,  Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, led the discussion, entitled “The Legacy of the Reconstruction Amendments and the Rise ...
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IRC Holds Mock Caucus

This month’s “Meet a Diplomat” program focused on a topic straight from the headlines:  the Iowa caucus.  Iowan Jeffrey Osweiler, the Embassy’s Consular Chief, explained how the small agricultural state became the testing ground for U.S. presidential candidates.  After discussing the media frenzy surrounding the poll and describing the caucus as a community-based process, a ...
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One American’s Mission to Help Refugees

The IRC held a video conference Wednesday with Michigan-based physician Dr. Yahya Basha.  Dr. Basha talked to a group of students, describing his long-term support of the Arab refugee community in Michigan and throughout the United States.  Originally from Syria, Dr. Basha shared his experience working with communities of different religions to advocate for tolerance, ...
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Entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman strikes a Chord with Young Tunisians!

Drawing on his extensive experience in coaching young entrepreneurs, Jeff Hoffman, Co-founder of ColorJar and a founding member of Priceline.com, provided useful tips to more than 120 participants in Tunis, Sousse and Sfax on how to build a successful start-up. According to Jeff, “Following operational excellence in business is what brings you the money.” For ...
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Citizen Journalism Talk Sparks Lively Debate

“Eye-opening.”  “Truly informative.”   “Thought-provoking.”   This is how participants described the talk Dr. Hedi Zaouchi gave on Citizen Journalism at the IRC.  Dr. Zaouchi, professor of cultural  studies, emphasized that citizen journalism, or “people’s media,” can serve as a media watchdog in democratic societies.  He said that in times of crisis, activists can replace ...
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Celebrating International Women’s Day

  To mark International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy Deputy Political and Economic Counselor Auden Mckernan and Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) A. Heather Coyne led a roundtable discussion with a group of Tunisian activists for women’s issues. They debated the pace of women’s progress in the U.S. and Tunisia, ...
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Melting Pot, or Russian Salad?

As part of our “Meet a Diplomat” speaker series, Mr. Mohammed Tahir, Information Management Officer, spoke about Diversity and Islam in the United States. After sharing his personal experience as an immigrant through the Diversity Visa Lottery program, Mr. Tahir outlined the significant changes in American society with regard to ethnic diversity. The election of ...
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) — a Historical and Sociological Perspective and Discussion

“I thought I knew all about CSR, but today’s session broke new ground for me.” As part of the Meet a Diplomat speaker series, Embassy Financial Management Officer Rich Shields took the audience on a thought-provoking journey. Mr. Shields challenged the audience to think of CSR as a gradual and natural evolution in a free ...
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“I Am That Girl:” Women’s Empowerment Through Social Media

A number of students and TechGirls alumnae participated in a workshop last week examining the role of social media and internet communication tools to advocate for women’s issues. Participants learned how these tools can help to raise awareness about women’s causes and promote positive change in real life. The workshop was conducted by Amie Williams, ...
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A Trans-Atlantic Debate on Identity

“Eye-opening.” “Enlightening.” “Very timely.” These were just a few of the words used to describe a video conference facilitated by the IRC between students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and their peers from the Universities of Sousse and Tunis.  The discussion revolved around “North African Identity in Tunisia and France: Then and Now.” The video ...
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A Workshop Mixed Solo Acting with Group Performances Led by Lebanese-American writer and artist Leila Buck

In a workshop that mixed solo acting with group performances, Lebanese-American writer and artist Leila Buck inspired students and teachers alike to employ drama in cross-cultural engagement and social integration settings. Using the IRC space as her stage, Ms. Buck sparked the imagination of participants by encouraging them to improvise scenarios. Each performance walked the ...
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Big Turnout at the IRC for Doctoral Day Event

More than 70 Masters’ students and Ph.D. researchers attended the first ever doctoral study day on “Writing Research Proposals in Culture Studies, Linguistics and Business Management” at the Information Resource Center (IRC).  The event was organized in collaboration with the Tunisian Association of Young Researchers (TAYR) and the Tunisian American Young Professionals (TAYP). Three eminent ...
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International Day of the Girl: Celebrating Girls Today and Girls of the Future

On Saturday October 17th, the American Embassy celebrated the International Day of the Girl at the American Corner Tunis. A panel of three speakers shared their stories of the work they are doing to empower girls in Tunisia and around the world. Amie Williams, Executive Director and Co-Founder of GlobalGirl Media, Ahlem Nasraoui, founder of ...
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Fighting the Red Palm Weevil — Dr. Mark Hoddle Shares His Expertise

Dr. Mark Hoddle, Entomologist and Director of the Center for Invasive Species Research at the University of California Riverside, shared his experience with Tunisian peer researchers on how the red palm weevil, considered to be the world’s most serious palm pest, was eradicated from Southern California.   Dr. Hoddle highlighted that the success of the ...
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USAID Programs in Tunisia: 35 Years of Partnership for Development

The Information Resource Center organized its second “Meet a Diplomat” event featuring USAID Senior Development Advisor Kay Freeman. A diverse group of researchers, students and professionals came to hear Ms. Freeman discuss 35 years of partnership between Tunisia and USAID. Ms. Freeman traced the history of USAID in Tunisia since the sixties and outlined how ...
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“Meet a Diplomat” Program More Than Meets Expectations

“Based on life experience…” “Genuine and thought-provoking…” were just some of the positive phrases uttered by students attending yesterday’s presentation by Consular Chief Jeffrey Osweiler comparing life and politics in the U.S. and Canada. Looking at both countries through the lens of an American who studied and lived in Canada, Osweiler provided unique insight, comparing ...
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“Bicycling the West Coast” Draws a Crowd at IRC

An audience of more than 50 gathered at the IRC to hear Tunisian cyclist Arafet Ben Marzou share his experiences traveling the West Coast of the United States.  Arafet showed a video of his journey and then used a slide show to discuss environmental-protection practices in America, including green energy policy, open-space preservation programs, sustainable ...
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UCLA Professor Leads Discussion on Tunisian Revolution at IRC

On Friday, August 7, UCLA’s Dr. Nouri Gana, editor of The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects, spoke about the country’s political evolution with 42 scholars, students and journalists at the IRC.  The Tunisian-born Gana discussed the book’s development, international media coverage of Tunisia’s revolution and the nation’s culture of dissent.  His talk ...
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Celebration of the 25th anniversary of ADA

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (‪#ADA‬), the IRC hosted a screening of videos highlighting the significance of ADA in America’s struggle for equal opportunity for all of its citizens. Approximately 20 disability activists and NGO representatives attended the event. After the screening, U.S. Embassy Press Attache Carina Klein ...
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