Euphrates Lunchtime Discussion with Annenberg Scholar – Dr. Hans Binnendijk

by admin on April 15, 2014

Euphrates will be holding a lunchtime discussion with Annenberg Scholar, Dr. Hans Binnendijk, on Tuesday, April 15  in the Principia College Dinning Room Right Field (12-1pm). Fellow Annenberg scholar and former faculty member, Charles Heck will be accompanying Dr. Binnendijk.

Dr. Hans Binnendijk is a Senior Fellow at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, according to their website is “a non-profit research center that engages opinion leaders on contemporary challenges facing Europe and North America.” He previously served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control (1999-2001).  From 1994 to 1999, he served his first tour as Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, whose mission according to their website is, “is to conduct strategic studies for the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Unified Combatant Commands to support the national strategic components of the academic programs at NDU and to provide outreach to other US governmental agencies and to the broader national security community.” He has received numerous awards for his government service, including three Distinguished Public Service Awards and a Superior Service Award.


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Euphrates Lunchtime Discussion with Kristin Lauria

by admin on April 8, 2014

Please join the Euphrates Fellows for a Lunchtime Discussion with Kristin Lauria, who received her Master’s degree in Coexistence and Conflict from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management with an additional focus in Sustainable International Development. Lauria, who also lived in China for four years, will give a presentation at 11:45am in the Principia College Dining Room Right Field on Wednesday, April 9.


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Euphrates Lunchtime Discussion with Annenberg Scholar – Dr. Dieter Dettke

by admin on April 1, 2014
Euphrates is holding a lunchtime discussion with one of this years Annenberg scholars, Dr. Dieter Dettke, on Tuesday April 1 in the Dinning Room Right Field from 12-1pm. Fellow Annenberg scholar and former faculty member, Charles Heck will be accompanying Dr. Dette.
Dr. Dieter Dettke emigrated from Germany to the US, after being a Political Counselor of the SPD Parliamentary Group (center left German party) of the German Bundestag (German Parliament – constitutional and legislative body) and a Staff Director of the Working Group on US-German relations and a Staff Director at the Office of State Minister in the German Foreign Office. Since being in the US, he has been a US Representative and Executive Director of the Washington Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and an Adjunct Graduate Professor, part time or honorary professor, at Georgetown University amongst other achievements.

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Visionary of the Year T.H. Culhane Keynotes Principia College Public Affairs Conference

by admin on March 28, 2014

Euphrates Visionary of the Year 2014, Dr. T.H. Culhane will be keynoting Principia College’s 65th annual Public Affairs Conference at 7:30 p.m. in Cox Auditorium on Friday, March 28th. The talk is free and open to the public. You can also hear Culhane’s speech live on Principia internet radio, www.prin.edu/radio.

T.H. Culhane is a Middle East sustainability expert/inventor/innovator, and a truly groundbreaking thought-leader.  He has taken his skills of invention and ingenuity to bring sustainable projects, such as solar water heaters and biogas digesters, to the poorest of the poor in the Middle East and other developing countries, enabling them to capture natural resources and waste to power their basic needs.

- See more at: http://euphratesinstitute.org/euphrates-visionary-of-the-year/


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Euphrates Lunchtime Discussion

by admin on March 26, 2014

Euphrates Fellows Group is hosting a Lunchtime Discussion on Wednesday 27, at 11:45 in the Principia College Dinning Room Right Field. Come to discuss current events taking place in Ukraine. Even if you don’t know anything about the topic, you can learn a lot just by stopping by and listening. Anyone is welcome!


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Euphrates Lunchtime Discussion

by admin on March 5, 2014

Join the Euphrates Fellows for our third lunch-time discussion this semester on Wednesday, March 5 at 11:45 in the Dining Room Right Field! Our topics are the Ukraine rallies and the potential US withdrawal from Afghanistan. There is no need to be a foreign policy expert! People of all levels of Middle East knowledge are welcomed!


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Fellows Lunchtime Discussion on the Middle East in the Olympics!

by admin on February 19, 2014

Come join the Euphrates Fellows for a lunchtime discussion located next to the Principia College Dining Room fireplace (right field) from 11:45 to 12:30 on Wednesday, February 19th. We will be discussing the Middle East in the Olympics and other awesome topics.


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Fellows discussion on the State of the Union address

by admin on February 5, 2014

Please join the Euphrates Fellows from 11:45-12:30pm in the right field of the Principia College dining room to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union address. We will be doing an exercise on which is the more important policy issue, the economy or foreign policy.
Contact oliver@euphratesinstitute.org for more details.


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20% off Middle East Changemakers online course! Register by Feb. 3!

by admin on January 23, 2014

Take an online course from our founder!

Middle-East Change-Makers: Visions for Peace, is taught by Janessa Gans Wilder – President of the Euphrates Institute, a partner Institute with Principia College. The course focuses on fostering understanding and peace in the Middle-East.

Janessa tells you a bit about her course: “You have probably never heard their stories on the news, yet these inspiring visionaries are making a difference at the grassroots level in addressing terrorism, environmental challenges, religious fundamentalism, and poverty. We will explore their solutions to major challenges and see how they function as models of change in their communities and countries. We’ll also consider ways that we can support these voices of reason.”

Class runs February 3–March 3
Live class sessions meet Monday evenings 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (CT), beginning February 10. Register by February 3.
For more information: Principia Lifelong Learning
Cost: SPECIAL DISCOUNT – 20% off $95 fee. Put in code EUPHRATES1 when you register.
Register here.


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Chief Listening Officer Sandy Wilder talks with Fellows

by admin on January 21, 2014

Educare Unlearning Institute’s Chief “Listening” Officer Sandy Wilder spoke with the Euphrates Fellows January 21 about “starting a revolution in their hearts.” Learn more about Educare and Sandy at www.educareunlearning.com


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