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Great Leaders at Cornell

Fortunately, there are some bright spots at Cornell and students who are taking on the Cornell American for their intolerance (see my earlier post below). Here’s one bright spot — a great letter from Elisabeth Stern to Cornell’s President David Skorton: Dear President Skorton and Ms. Ann K. Huntzinger, I ...

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Ivy League Fools

I am posting to let you know about a deeply disturbing article in “The Cornell American” that has recently come to our attention at the central office of Americans for Informed Democracy. As you know, our organization works very hard to build understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims because we believe ...

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Amman Conference Recommendations

Thanks to David in Amman for this. U.S. Democracy Strategy: An American-Jordanian Dialogue April 19-21, 2007 Amman, Jordan Conference Recommendations The following recommendations were approved democratically by young Americans and Jordanians (ages 18-28) at a conference entitled “U.S. Democracy Strategy: An American-Jordanian Dialogue” in Amman, Jordan from April 19-21. Each ...

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UN talk unites students from across the globe

by Rachel Scott Swarthmore Phoenix April 21 Last Thursday students from three continents came together to discuss issues of United Nations reform through a videoconference with United Nations Industrial Development Organization Director of Human Resources Management Branch Julio Camarena-Villaseñor. The conference was slated to begin with a keynote speech from ...

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Amman Conference Update

An update from David in Amman, via email:   Hi all, The AID/POMED Amman conference "U.S. Democracy Strategy: An American-Jordanian Dialogue" is going quite well.  I’ve included below some of the highlights — please feel free to copy them or rephrase them for use on AID or POMED blogs or ...

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Jordanian, American Youth Discuss US Democracy Promotion

by Ramsey G. Tesdell The Jordan Times April 20, 2007 AMMAN, April 20 — HRH Prince Hassan on Thursday said democracy is a universal and relative concept and no nation or society can claim ownership over the values and precepts of democracy. The Prince made the remarks at the opening ...

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We’re all just ‘Tree-huggers’: Reflections from a Global Videoconference on Climate Change and Oil Dependence at the World Bank

by Heather Page Grad Life @ SIS (American University) April 20, 2007 In this office we get into some heated debates. Sometimes they center on our ideals for the justices of tipping our waiters, but oftentimes they extend well beyond our daily lives to the bigger questions in life—how do ...

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