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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CO.NX Upcoming Programs Newsletter (May 10-17, 2012)

Upcoming Program Guide

NATO Webchat with National Defense University Scholar Leo Michel – NEW!
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC, 13:00 Dublin)
URL: http://conx.state.gov/ireland/ (Short URL: http://goo.gl/9Ir5a )

Description: On May 21 and 22, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit will convene in Chicago, Illinois—the first time this summit has been hosted in the United States since 1999.  Heads of State from each member country will meet to evaluate and strengthen NATO’s capabilities, commitments, and connections.  Interested in NATO, but unable to attend the summit? On May 10, join us for a Q&A with Leo Michel of the Institute for National Strategic Studies.  Michel, who served as Director for NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will discuss NATO, its member countries, and the summit goals.
Format: This will be a video webchat in English.  Please click on the URL and sign in the chat to participate.  Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #Chicago2012


Media Literacy: What Makes for Credible Reporting [ARABIC]
Thursday, May 10, 2012
08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC)
URL: http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/  (Short URL:http://goo.gl/Bby44)

Description: In honor of World Press Freedom Day, join a webchat with Al-Arabiyya’s Chief Washington Correspondent, Hisham Melhem, to learn about how he ensures that his reporting is credible, accurate and objective.  Learn what best practices you can put into place in your own research and internet browsing to guarantee finding reliable and trustworthy information.

Format: This will be a video webchat in Arabic.  Please click on the URL above to participate.


Study in the USA: Clinton Community College  – NEW!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC / 18:00 Astana)
URL: https://statedeptasia.connectsolutions.com/kazakhstan  (Short URL: http://goo.gl/PsLec )

Description: Learn about how you can study abroad at Clinton Community College in New York as an international student. The Director of Admissions, Tobi L. Hay, will give a presentation and then answer your questions.

Format: This will be a video webchat in English.  Please click on the URL and Enter as a Guest to participate. 


Study in the USA: Peridance Capezio Center  – NEW!
Monday, May 14, 2012
08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC / 18:00 Astana)
URL: https://statedeptasia.connectsolutions.com/kazakhstan  (Short URL: http://goo.gl/PsLec )

Description: Learn about how you can study abroad at Peridance Capezio Center, a dance center in New York City, as an international student.  Reagan Wood, an International Student Advisor, will give a presentation and then answer your questions.
Format: This will be a video webchat in English.  Please click on the URL and Enter as a Guest to participate. 


FORTUNE Women 2012: Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership  – Updated
Monday, May 14, 2012
11:00 EDT (15:00 UTC)
UR URL: http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/  (Short URL:  http://goo.gl/vFhaK)

Description: “To achieve the economic expansion that we all seek, we need to unlock a vital source of growth that can power our economies in the decades to come.  And that vital source is women.” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Join CO.NX for the third installment of the FORTUNE/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership webinar series.  Pattie Sellers, Editor-at-Large and Co-chair of the Most Powerful Women Summit; Lauren Wollack, Program Officer, Leadership and Mentoring, Vital Voices Global Partnership; and Chris Miner, Managing Director, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs (ECA), will join series moderator Suzanne Philion, ECA Senior Innovation Advisor, for a discussion on women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment and the importance of mentorship.
Format: This will be a video webchat in English.  Please click on the URL above to participate.





Tackling Corruption: Who, What, When, Where and Why?  – NEW!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC)
URL: http://conx.state.gov/afghanistan/  (Short URL:http://goo.gl/U2Juw )

Description: Join Afghan students for a webchat with Captain Ben Widlanski, Counter Corruption Attorney for Task Force Mountain Warrior in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, to learn about how corruption impacts Afghan society and what strategies we can implement to address corruption.
 Format: This will be an audio-only webchat in English.  Please click on the URL above to participate.



Secretary Clinton's Global Town Hall with Civil Society  – NEW!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
10:00 EDT (14:00 UTC)
URL: http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/ (Short URL:http://goo.gl/od5nw )

Description: Why is a strong relationship between governments and civil society important for democracy?  On Wednesday, May 16 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 UTC), watch a live webcast of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s Global Town Hall with Civil Society.  Secretary Clinton will host this event with representatives of U.S. and international civil society, as well as the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society’s Federal Advisory Committee.  Tune in to watch this event online! 
As part of the State Department’s ongoing commitment to support and protect civil society around the world, Secretary Clinton launched the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society in February 2011 to elevate U.S. engagement and partnership with nongovernmental organizations.  
Format: This will be a video webcast in English.  Please click on the URL above to participate.



How to Break into Broadway and the Rise of Comedic Musicals: A Conversation with Filipino-American Robert Lopez, Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Lyricist – NEW!
Wednesday, May 16
22:00 EDT (02:00 UTC on May 17)
(http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy)  (Short URL:http://goo.gl/wX3xd )

Description: Comedic musicals are enjoying a rise in popularity.  Why is that?  In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for an online conversation with award-winning musical and film composer and lyricist Robert Lopez.  Learn about his experiences working with Broadway and Hollywood, and ask him questions live!
Lopez’s first two Broadway musicals, Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, have become critical and commercial smash hits and Best Musical Tony Award winners.  Mr. Lopez also shared a Tony for Best Original Score and a Grammy nomination for Avenue Q; co-wrote Finding Nemo: The Musical (playing at Walt Disney World since 2006), songs for Winnie the Pooh (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2011), and the original musical Up Here (currently in development); and in television, has written material for “South Park,”“The Simpsons,”and “Phineas and Ferb.

Format:This will be a video webchat in English.  Please click on the URL above to participate.



Study in the USA: Savannah College of Art and Design  – NEW!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC / 18:00 Astana)
URL: https://statedeptasia.connectsolutions.com/kazakhstan  (Short URL: http://goo.gl/PsLec )

Description: Learn about how you can study abroad at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia as an international student.  International Admission Representative, Vladimir V. Neykov, will give a presentation and then answer your questions.
 Format: This will be a video webchat in English.  Please click on the URL and Enter as a Guest to participate.
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