News 2003

Below is a collection of news articles from 2003 by and about AIDemocracy.org and its network, some of which first appeared elsewhere. They are reposted here when working links were otherwise not available.

‘Hope not Hate’, in Post Sept. 11 World

by Grace Armstrong The Middlebury Campus It might seem ambitious to hold a serious panel discussion of world events on the first Friday night of the school year, but the organizers of “Hope, Not Hate: Curbing Anti-American and Anti-Arab Sentiments after 9/11” had an important message. The Sept. 12 timing …

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‘Hope, Not Hate’ topic of public talk

The Sentinel 09/08/2003 Exploring the relationship between the U.S. and the Islamic world is increasingly important today as the conflict in Iraq drags on and Americans prepare to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Representatives from the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Council on American Islamic …

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LSE Students Take Part In Global Conversation On Disaster Relief

by Nick Rodriguez The Beaver (London School of Economics) At noontime on a Wednesday at the end of last month, I joined dozens of LSE students who skipped out on afternoon athletics and headed for the World Bank’s London headquarters near Piccadilly Circus. After a brief orientation in the lobby, …

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Some Students Try to Bring the World Home

by Richard Reeves Yahoo! News 07/11/2003 WASHINGTON — “What do you think of our Peace Corps?” a proud President Kennedy once asked the prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. A good idea, Nehru replied; privileged young Americans could learn a lot from the poor villagers of South Asia. Kennedy was …

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Leave No Continent Behind

by Thomas Donnelly and Vance Serchuk Washington Post 07/07/03 President Bush departs for Africa today, following several weeks’ worth of debate about U.S. intervention in war-torn Liberia. Unfortunately, the Pentagon’s reluctance to commit troops to what it perceives as an errand of mercy has obscured one of the most promising …

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Americans in Europe combat anti-U.S. views

by Zachary A. Goldfarb The Washington Times 06/26/2003 Americans abroad — and a few Europeans — are organizing to fight the tide of anti-Americanism that washed over much of Europe this year with rallies, meetings and visits to U.S. war cemeteries. At Oxford University — where a generation and a …

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Yanks at Oxford

by Richard Reeves uExpress (also appeared in Yahoo! News, The Hartford Courant, and Tulsa World) 06/06/2003 OXFORD, England — More than 250 of the 900 or so Americans enrolled at Oxford’s 40 separate colleges have formed a group called Americans for Informed Democracy. They are an eclectic bunch of students …

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