Hope Not Hate 2007
Monday, January 1, 2007, 08:37 PM
Please join AID - Omaha on Friday, March 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for Hope Not Hate: The future of US-Muslim Relations town hall discussion.
This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will take place on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Campus (UNO) in the Dodge Room of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). This town hall will address questions such as: “What is the long-term strategy for improving relations between the West and the Islamic world? Are the West and the Islamic world currently on the right path?” The series began on the two-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks when citizens groups, 9/11 family members, and policymakers combined to commemorate September 11th with a positive call to collaborative action out of the ashes of tragedy.
1) Imam Ahmad Az'zaare
2) Shakil Ahmed
3) Mrs. Samia El-Touny
4) Dr. Naser Alsharif
5) Dr. Iqbal Ahmad
Have questions or want more information? Sign up on the AID-Omaha Mailing List or email AID at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Islam and the West: Searching for Common Ground
Words on images: the cartoon controversy
NPR: A Glossary of Mideast Terms
NPR: The Mideast: A Century of Conflict
UN News Centre
This is AID-Omaha's second town hall discussion on Hope Not Hate. Click here to read about the town hall that took place in November 2005.
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Fall Meetings Cancelled
Saturday, August 26, 2006, 05:24 PMThe fall 2006 AID meetings are suspended for the remainder of the semester. We will try to start events up again in the Spring and will post events on the mailing list and website if some should come up.
If you are interested in organizing AID activities, please contact (acting) campus president, Jenn P. at jnpiatt(at)gmail.com
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Oil Dependence and Climate Change: We do have a Choice
Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 08:23 PMGlobally conscious young leaders are invited to apply for a Young Global Leaders Summit entitled “Oil Dependence and Climate Change: We Do Have a Choice” being held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha on August 12th. The summit will bring together student leaders from across the U.S. for a day of workshops, speakers, and discussions on how young people can take positive action to reduce U.S. oil dependence and to preserve our global environment. Students will hear from top experts and then be immersed in breakout sessions where they will have the chance to weigh in with their own view on how the U.S. can ensure a secure energy future.
At the Summit, students will learn strategies for talking about global environmental issues with Americans and techniques for organizing town hall meetings in their communities as part of a national series on oil dependence and climate change. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a diverse group of young leaders, equipping them with the knowledge, support and structure to implement these ideas in their neck of the woods. Confirmed speakers at the summit include:
• Bill Moore, Publisher and Editor of EV World , expert on issues of vehicle technology and sustainable transportation, and former writer for Discover, Popular Science, and Air & Space Smithsonian
• Robert Kuzelka, Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and former staff member at the NU Water Center, Nebraska State Office of Planning and Programming and the City of Tulsa Model Cities Agency
* John Hansen, President of the Nebraska Farmers Union and the Secretary of the National Farmers Union since 2002.
* Dave Sands Executive Director of the Nebraska Land Trust since 2003
The event's schedule is roughly:
8:30am – 9:15am: Registration and Breakfast
9:30am – 10:15am: Introduction to AID
10:30am – 11:30am: Keynote Address: Rep. John Cavanaugh
11:45am – 12:30pm: Small Group Discussions over Lunch
12:45pm – 1:30pm: AID Workshop: Talking Global Issues with Americans
1:30pm – 2:45pm: Panel Discussion
3:00pm – 3:45pm: Small Group Discussions
4:00pm – 5:00pm: AID Workshop: How to Organize a Town Hall that Educates and Activates Your Community
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Closing Session
Thanks to the generous support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation and Hewlett Foundation, the weekend summit is free for selected participants, including lodging and food. Travel to the conference is at the participant’s expense, but Americans for Informed Democracy will do its best to set up car pools for participants.
Please click here to apply!
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Gas prices have you down?
Thursday, May 11, 2006, 08:54 AMRe-energize America – Perspectives on solving global warming and ending oil addiction
With rising gas prices, indications that global warming may be reaching a "tipping point" of no return, and continued instability among the world's largest oil-producing nations, it's time for America to look at long-term solutions for our energy future.
You're invited to an exciting (and FREE) town hall to inform and engage Americans on this important issue. Join representatives from the business, faith, conservation, and farming communities for a town hall meeting on solutions for global warming and oil dependence.
Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, National Council of Churches
Tim Wagner, Nebraska Department of Insurance
Dale Bryk, Natural Resources Defense Council
John Hansen, National Farmers Union
Introduction by Mayor Mike Fahey
Moderated by B.J. Reid, Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
May 25th at 5 PM
Milo Bail Student Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sponsored by the National Council of Churches, Natural Resources Defense Council and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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The Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger
Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 08:55 PM"We have the means, we have the capacity to eliminate hunger from the face of the Earth in our lifetime. We need only the will." - John F. Kennedy
AID will screen The Silent Killer: The unfinished campaign against hunger on Friday, April 28th starting at 7pm. We are currently organizing a discussion to follow the film. Further details will be announced!
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AID officers needed for Fall 2006 Term!
Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 11:04 PMAs you know, AID is a non-profit, non-partisan student organization which seeks to promote International cooperation and global awareness. AID has accomplished many great events here at UNO, including: Town hall discussions, videoconferences, and just recently the FREE screening of a powerful documentary. We have a few students who will be graduating, or other various events, and we're in need of new AID members to fill the slots! If you are interested please contact me, at jnpiatt(at)gmail.com, as soon as possible for further information.
The open positions will be:
Vice President - Media
Vice President - Events
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Free Screening: The Peacekeepers
Monday, March 20, 2006, 06:09 PMAmericans for Informed Democracy presents an exclusive viewing of THE PEACEKEEPERS.The Peacekeepers is a powerful new documentary about the United Nations' mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Please come to the Dodge Room in the Milo Bail Student Center on
Friday, March 31st at 8 p.m.
Come see the movie, eat some popcorn, and meet some other students who, just like you, are interested in International issues! Free refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Click here for more information about the documentary!
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Monday, March 20, 2006, 11:30 AMDue to the weather, this evening's meeting will be cancelled. AID officers will meet sometime this week (TBA), in order to prepare for the upcoming event.
Our next scheduled meeting is: April 3rd!
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Senior Political Analyst added to the team!
Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 12:00 AMAID-Omaha is pleased to announce a new AID member! The position of Senior Political Analyst has been filled by John Greise. John will be responsible for publishing opinion pieces in the school and local paper in concert with AID events. He is a wonderful addition to the expanding AID-Omaha team and we are honored to have his support!
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Announcing: New Speakers at UN videoconference.
Monday, February 27, 2006, 10:17 AMWe are pleased to announce that the following speakers have been added to the panel for tomorrow's videoconference:
Gillian Sorensen, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
Susannah Price, BBC Correspondent to the United Nations
Dr. Abdelkader Abbadi, former Deputy Director, Security Council, United Nations
Linda Fasulo, UN Correspondent, United Nations
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