Events

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Fall Semester 2013/2014

September 25, 2013: Writers of the TV Series ‘Mad Men’ Visit ASC

December 11, 2013: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

December 30, 2013: Poetry Competition

Spring Semester 2013

February 27, 2013: ASC General Meeting for Spring Semester 2013

March 6, 2013: First Female Saudi Filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour, Visits ASC

March 7, 2013: World Book Day Event Held at the American Studies Center

March 11, 2013: Improvisational Acting Session at the American Studies Center

March 13, 2013: First Creative Writing Workshop headed by Fulbright Student Shanna Van Beek

March 27, 2013: British Palestinian Writer, Selma Dabbagh, visits ASC

April 9, 2013: Social Activity Organized by Sophomore/Junior ASC Students for Fellow Students and Faculty Members

April 10, 2013: “African Americans & the Middle East”: Talk by Alex Lubin, Director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut.

April 26, 2013: ASC Visit to Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

May 8, 2013: “The Gun Control Debate in America”: Talk/Debate by Lt. Commander Loren Roméus

May 27, 2013: ASC Book Bazaar

June 3, 2013: ASC Poetry Slam

June 13, 2013: ASC Graduation Dinner (for 2012/2013 Academic Year)

Fall Semester 2012/13

September 24, 2012: ASC General Meeting for Fall Semester 2012

September 26, 2012: “Muslims in America” Talk by Farah Anwar Pandith

October 6, 2012: U.S embassy hosts DJ Paten & DJ Locke with B-Boy Frankie featuring Bahain’s Star Street Crew at Al Riwaq for ASC‏

October 10, 2012: Report on Summer Writing Institute by Zainab A. Jaleel

October 16, 2012: Special Guest Lecture on “The Iliad” for Ancient World Masterpieces Class by Dr. Parween Ebrahim

October 17, 2012: Report by ASC graduate Marwa Yousif on her MA experience and life after ASC

October 23, 2012: Special Guest Lecture on “Sport as a Social Institution” to American Studies Class by Mr. Kyle Raines

October 24, 2012: Henna Night Before Eid for Our New Fulbrights

November 6, 2012: Election Night Dinner On Occasion of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Hosted by the US Ambassador Thomas C. Krajeski & Mrs. Bonnie Krajeski at Diplomat Radisson SAS

November 21, 2012: “Growing Up in America” Talk by Commander Adan Cruz

November 28, 2012: Annual Thanksgiving Lunch prepared by ASC students

December 3, 2012: Published Bahraini Writer Laala Kashef Alghata Visits ASC

December 12, 2012: Talk by Lt. Commander Loren Roméus, Helicopter Pilot and Instructor

January 19, 2013: ASC Alumni Lunch at Isfahani Restaurant, Juffair

Spring Semester 2012

February 4, 2012: ASC Visit to Aircraft Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln

February 29, 2012: ASC General Meeting for Spring Semester 2012

March 1, 2012: Special Guest Lecture on Mary Rowlandson to ASC American Literature Class by Dr. Adam McKeown, Professor of English from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

March 26, 2012: Presentation by Special East-West Cultural Dialogue Series Guest Lecturer from City University of New York, Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi, on “Is America Islamophobic?”

March 28, 2012: Report by ASC Participants on Field Trip to CASAR, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

April 10, 2012: Visit to ASC by Guests from the Naval Support Activity (NSA), Juffair

April 25, 2012: Presentation on American Food and Cuisine by Joel Harvey

April 30, 2012: Visit to ASC by Guests from the Naval Support Activity (NSA), Juffair

May 2, 2012: Presentation on Hip Hop by Lorenzo Davis

May 7, 2012: Presentation on Military Roles for Women by Lenore Gregory

May 16, 2012: Presentation by Dr. Parween Ebrahim, ASC Alumna and recent PHD recipient from Princeton University

May 21, 2012: Presentation by Special East-West Cultural Dialogue Series Guest Lecturer and Professor, Dr. David Deller, on “The Funky Grooves of Rudy Scott: The American Blues by an Unknown Master”

May 22, 2012: Presentation by Special East-West Cultural Dialogue Series Guest Lecturer and American Artist, Mr. Bruce Sykes, on the “Passion to Create” in cooperation with the Arts Club

May 26, 2012: ASC Visit to Coast Guard Cutter USS Monomoy

May 27, 2012: Special Guest Lecture on William Faulkner to ASC American Literature Class by Dr. Adam McKeown, Professor of English from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

May 30, 2012: Presentation on the Environment by Jamie Stall Ryan in Cooperation with the College of Science

June 21, 2012: ASC Graduation Dinner (for 2011/2012 Academic Year)

Fall Semester 2011/12

October 10, 2011: ASC General Meeting

October 12, 2011: Seth Levy, Skateboard Entrepreneur

October 26, 2011: Presentation by Jonathon Monaghan, Animator

October 27, 2011: ASC Graduation Dinner (for 2010/2011 Academic Year)

November 2, 2011: Presentation by Brownbird Rudy Relic, Blues Musician

November 9, 2011: ASC Visit to NSA Headquarters, Juffair

November 20-25, 2011: ASC Field Trip to the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

November 30, 2011: Presentation by Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Participant & ASC Alumna, Kawthar Al-Arab and Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistant (FLTA) & ASC Alumna, Marwa Hijji

December 7, 2011: Annual Thanksgiving Lunch prepared by ASC students

December 9, 2011: Annual ASC participation in the Bahrain Marathon Relay

Spring Semester 2011

March 9, 2011: Creative Writing Workshop by Chris Merrill

July 2, 2011: “The Modern Woman” Talk by Admiral Margaret Klein

August 18, 2011: US Embassy Youth Iftaar at Crowne Plaza

Fall Semester 2010/11

October 4, 2010: Native American Poet and Professor at University of Wisconsin, Kimberely Blaeser, Reads her Poetry

October 20, 2010: “Religious Freedom in America” Talk by Chaplain Ronald Stake

October 25, 2010: Presentation on ‘Talk Radio’ by James McGinley

October 29, 2010: Annual ASC Participation in Bahrain Marathon Relay

November 7, 2010: Under Secretary of State, H. E. Judith A. McHale, Visits UOB‏

November 11, 2010: Representing the English Department from the College of Arts at the UOB College Exhibit

November 24, 2010: Annual Thanksgiving Lunch prepared by ASC Students

November 29, 2010: Presentation by Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistants (FLTAs) & ASC Alumni, Fatema Rasheed and Aysha Mohamed

December 6, 2010: “Pilgrims, Pinetrees, Peeps, and Picnics: What American Holidays say about American Culture” Talk by Lt. Ethan

Spring Semester 2010

March 17, 2010: Talk on ‘Jazz’ by Admiral Sinclair Harris from the NSA

March 29, 2010: “The Self-Consciousness of the Arab Modern Writer” Talk by Celebrated Bahraini Author, Ali Al Saeed

March 30, 2010: “Marriage in the Muslim World” Video Conference with the University of Minnesota

March 31, 2010: ASC Booth at UOB International Day

April 12, 2010: Self Defense Seminar for Female Students

May 5, 2010: “Boldly Exploring New Frontiers: Ahlia in Space” Video Presentation by Art Jones & Students from Ahlia University

May 17, 2010: “Atmospheric Futures: Climate Risk and Climate Policy in the Gulf States” Presentation by Professor Nathan Hultman in Cooperation with the College of Science

May 27, 2010: “Gaza, Goldstone & the Upcoming Break-Up of American Zionism” Video Conference Lecture by Dr. Norman Finkelstein

August 8, 2010: ASC Graduation Dinner at Best Western Hotel, Juffair

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