Tune in Tunisia

Tunisians captured the world’s attention with a remarkable popular uprising combining online and real-world mobilizing. But as their country enters an uncertain period of transition, many Tunisians now recognize that decades of repression have stunted their abilities to mobilize effectively on civic issues. As the future of Tunisia remains unclear, it is vital that all segments of society become stakeholders in the democratic process, both before and beyond Tunisia’s upcoming elections.

AIC has worked closely with Tunisian civil society advocates for the past five years and – in consultation with them – developed a rapid nine-month program to train a cohort of civil society leaders from across Tunisia. Drawing on our network of local contacts and our tested Mideast civics curriculum, AIC will coordinate a series of workshops strengthening the capacity of emerging leaders to communicate, recruit, and mobilize civil society. This leadership core will earn micro-grants for local programs addressing civic concerns with the goal of engaging a national network of 600 grassroots participants.

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Vancouver Observer: Of Mosques and Men

AIC’s Nasser Weddady comments in the Vancouver Observer’s piece that questions if the MENA region is entering and “Islamist Winter.” Read the full article here.

01/9/2013 | Nasser Weddady | News

AIC Executive Director Zainab Al-Suwaij participates in women’s freedom panel

Washington, DC—On November 16, 2012, WFPG hosted a panel discussion on “How Have Women’s Political Rights Fared in Egypt?”. Panelists included Zainab Al-Suwaij of the American Islamic Congress, Yassmine ElSayed [...]

11/27/2012 | News

Arcadia University to Host Project Nur Dinner, Nov. 13

On Oct. 11, President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity Judith Dalton, and Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Samer [...]

11/20/2012 | News | Project Nur
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