Posted on October 07, 2010 in Arab American Institute

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

WASHINGTON DC

 INTERVIEW TIME:  4:00PM ET

TAPED IN-STUDIO TV INTERVIEW, CNN “THE SITUATION ROOM”

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

WASHINGTON, DC 

EVENT TIME:  6:30PM – 8:00PM ET

DC World Affairs Council

Charles Sumner School

1201 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036-3009

Contact:  Joshua Silva, 202.293.1051

LOGISTICS:  Jim will be introduced by the WAC-DC President.  Jim will speak for about 30 minutes, then there will be a 30 minute audience Q&A.  A book signing will follow.

BOOKS:  will be provided by local Borders

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

WASHINGTON, DC 

INTERVIEW TIME:  between 5pm and 6pm ET (exact time tbd)

LIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW, MSNBC HARDBALL

EVENT TIME:  6:30pm ET

United Arab Emirates Embassy

LOCATION:  Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

3522 International Court NW

Washington DC

CONTACT:  Adrianna Sahliyeh

 

 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

WASHINGTON, DC 

EVENT TIME:  7:00PM – 8:30PM ET

Politics & Prose

5015 Connecticut Ave

Washington DC 20008

202-364-1919

 

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18

SAN FRANCISCO 

EVENT TIME:  afternoon, exact time tbd

TechWadi, Silicon Valley

CONTACT:  Ossama Hassanein, 650-486-2420

EVENT TIME:  6:00PM – 8:00PM PT

COMMONWEALTH CLUB

595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

CONTACT:  George Dobbins, 415 597-6724

LOGISTICS:  Please arrive at the Commonwealth Club between 5:30pm and 5:45pm.  Jim will speak for roughly 30 minutes, then there will be an audience Q&A followed by a book signing.

TRAVEL:  will not cover travel

BOOKS:  will be provided by the Commonwealth Club bookstore

 

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19

LOS ANGELES

EVENT TIME:  6:30pm – 9:30pm PT

Los Angeles World Affairs Council

LOCATION:  InterContinental Hotel

2151 Avenue of the Stars

Los Angeles, CA, 90067

CONTACT:  Troy Senik, (909) 519-7623

LOGISTICS:  6:30 PM – Jim arrives and is briefed by LAWAC President Curtis Mack and LAWAC Programming Director Troy Senik on the day’s schedule

6:40 PM – Jim does 15-20 minute closed-door session with academically outstanding students (no more than 20) from local high schools.

7:00 PM -- Jim attends VIP Reception with members of LAWAC’s Board and International Circle, built primarily around photo line

7:30 PM – Seated for dinner

Approximately 8:15 PM -- President Curtis Mack introduces program; member of LAWAC Board introduces Jim; Jim then has 20-25 minutes for remarks

Approximately 8:45 PM -- Floor is thrown open for Q & A, moderated by LAWAC President Curtis Mack

Approximately 9:15 PM – book signing

TRAVEL:  will not cover travel

BOOKS:  will be provided by Book Soup

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20

LOS ANGELES

EVENT TIME:  TBD

AAI Dinner

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

SEATTLE 

ARRIVAL TIME:  11:50am PT

EVENT TIME:  12:00PM – 1:30pm PT

Microsoft Headquarters

LOCATION:  Microsoft HQ, Building 35/Kalaloch auditorium

Redmond, WA

LOGISTICS:  Jim will speak for roughly 30 to 45 minutes.  Then there will be an audience Q&A and a book signing to follow. 

TRAVEL:  will not cover travel

EVENT TIME:  6:00pm – 9:00pm PT

Seattle World Affairs Council

TRAVEL: Can provide ground transport in Seattle to and from WAC events

 

 

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25

PHILADELPHIA 

EVENT TIME:  2:00pm ET

Villanova

LOCATION:  Falvey Library Cafe

CONTACT:  Marwan Kreidie, 215-915-2306

LOGISTICS:  Jim will speak for roughly 30 minutes, then there will be an audience Q&A and a book signing.

BOOKS:  Villanova bookstore will be contacted to sell books on site

EVENT TIME:  5:30pm ET – 8:45pm ET

 

 

 

Philadelphia World Affairs Council

LOCATION:  World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

One South Broad Street, 2 Mezzanine

Philadelphia, PA

CONTACT:  Arlene Kaufman, 215-561-4700, ext. 235

LOGISTICS:  There will be a wine and cheese reception at 5:30pm.  The program will begin at 6:00pm.  Jim will speak for 20 to 30 minutes, followed by Q&A with the audience.  At 7pm there will be a book signing, and at 7:15pm there will be a small dinner with facilitated discussion that will end at around 8:45pm.  It can end earlier, though, if need be.

TRAVEL: Can cover non-Acela train fare between DC and Philadelphia

BOOKS:  will be provided by the WAC, via Joseph Beth Booksellers

 

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26

CHICAGO 

ARRIVAL TIME:  11:40am CT

INTERVIEW TIME:  12:00pm – 12:30pm CT

LIVE, IN STUDIO RADIO INTERVIEW, WBEZ/Chicago Public Radio “Worldview”

STUDIO ADDRESS:  848 East Grand Ave (Navy Pier), Chicago IL

CONTACT:  Steve Bynum, 312-948-4714

LOGISTICS:  If you arrive by taxi, have the driver go to the “Entrance 1” circle between the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Company and Riva Restaurant at Navy Pier.  When you arrive at the door, buzz in and tell the receptionist you're there to interview with Worldview and ask for producer Steve Bynum.  Take the elevator to the third floor and sign in with the receptionist, who will give you a visitor’s name sticker.

ARRIVAL TIME:  5:45pm CT

EVENT TIME:  6:00pm – 7:40pm CT

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

ADDRESS:  Chicago Club

81 E. Van Buren

Chicago, IL

CONTACT:  Chris Juby, 312.821.7537

LOGISTICS:  Jim will be met in the lobby of the Chicago Club at 5:45pm CT.  The program will begin at 6:00pm.  Following introductions, Jim will have about 35 minutes for his remarks and then there will be a moderated Q&A session with the audience.  The program will conclude at 7:15pm with a book signing.  Then there will be a dinner with some of the Chicago Council’s leadership that will end at 9:00pm. 

TRAVEL:  will cover travel costs

BOOKS:  will be provided by Barbara’s Books

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

HOUSTON 

EVENT TIME:  4:30pm CT (the event will begin with a student meeting at 4:30pm that will last roughly an hour).  The official talk will begin at 6:00pm CT.

Rice University, Baker Institute

LOCATION:  Baker Institute, Rice University

6100 Main Street - James A. Baker III Hall

Houston, TX 77005

CONTACT:  Whitney Smith

LOGISTICS:  At 4:20pm CT, Ambassador Djerejian will meet Jim at the back entrance of the Baker Institute and escort him to the Rush Conference Facility for a BISF meeting with students.  The Ambassador will introduce Jim and moderate the discussion.  At 5:30pm, the Ambassador will escort Jim to his office for a private meeting.  At 5:55pm, the private meeting will end and the Ambassador will escort Jim to the Dore Commons for the public lecture.  The Ambassador will introduce Jim, and Jim will speak for about 30 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of live audience Q&A moderated by the Ambassador.  A booksigning will follow.

TRAVEL: will cover flights and lodging

BOOKS:  will be provided by a local bookstore

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH

WASHINGTON DC

EVENT TIME:  7:30pm – 9:00pm ET

Georgetown Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

LOCATION:  Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
ICC Building, Room 241
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057

CONTACT:  Maggie Daher, 202-687-6215

LOGISTICS:  Jim will be introduced by the Center’s director or another designated representative.  Jim will speak for 20-30 minutes, then there will be a Q&A session with the audience for about 30 minutes.  A book signing will follow.

BOOKS:  to be provided by the Georgetown bookstore

 

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

WASHINGTON, DC 

EVENT TIME:  4:45pm – 8:30pm ET

National Press Club Book Fair

 

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12

PEORIA 

KEYNOTE SPEECH: 7:45PM – 9:00PM ct

Peoria World Affairs Council

CONTACT:  Angela Weck, (309) 645-2580 (cell)

TRAVEL:  will pay for round trip airfare from DC

BOOKS:  will be provided by a local Barnes & Noble

 

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Ann Arbor, MI 

EVENT TIME:  7:30PM ET

 

RECEPTION/DINNER/KEYNOTE SPEECH, AUB ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

LOCATION: Sheraton Four Points

3200 Boardwalk

Ann Arbor, MI

CONTACT: Eva Klimas, (212) 583-7674

LOGISTICS:  The program will begin with opening remarks from the local Chapter president, Alumni association President Ambassador Makkawi, AUB President Peter Dorman.  Then Jim will speak for about 20 minutes.  Books will be sold near the registration table.

BOOKS:  Will need bookseller

 

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15

CHARLOTTE, NC 

EVENT TIME:  12:00pm – 1:30pm ET

Lunch event at Charlotte World Affairs Council

LOCATION:  Westin Charlotte

601 S. College St

Charlotte, NC 28202

LOGISTICS:  Please arrive at the Westin by 11:30am ET for introductions and “meet and greet” with early members.  The lunch will begin at noon.  Jim will be introduced at roughly 12:35pm and he will speak for about 25 minutes, which will be followed by Q&A with the audience and a booksigning.  The event should be over by 1:30pm.

CONTACT:  Charlotte Klopp, 704-687-7762

BOOKS:  will be ordered via special sale

EVENT TIME:  6:00pm – 7:15pm ET dinner, 7:30pm – 9:30pm ET program

DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

CONTACT:  Sarah Bennett, (704) 894-2170

LOGISTICS:  Jim will be picked up at the Village Inn at 5:45pm to walk to dinner at the President’s house.  At 7:15pm, Jim will be taken to 900 C. Shaw Smith Room for 7:30pm lecture.  Jim will speak for 45-50 minutes, then there will be a 30 minute audience Q&A followed by a book signing.

TRAVEL:  Will cover flight, ground transport, and lodging at the Davidson Guest House for the night of November 15th

BOOKS:  will be provided by Davidson University bookstore

 

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

ATLANTA 

EVENT TIME:  7:00pm ET

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

ADDRESS: 441 Freedom Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30307

CONTACT:  Tony Clark, (404) 865-7109

LOGISTICS:  Jim will speak for roughly 40 minutes.  Then there will be about 20 minutes of audience Q&A, followed by the book signing

BOOKS:  to be provided by Acappella Books

 

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

DETROIT 

EVENT TIME:  5:30pm – 8:30pm ET

Detroit Council on World Affairs

ADDRESS: Wayne State University 

Welcome Center

42 W. Warren, on the corner of Warren and Woodward

Detroit, Mi 48202

CONTACT:  Dellashon Dicresce

LOGISTICS:  Jim will be introduced at 6:00pm.  He will speak for about 45 minutes, then take audience question for about 30 minutes.  A book signing will follow.

BOOKS:  need to arrange a bookseller

 

 

 

DECEMBER 1

DEARBORN, MI 

EVENT TIME:  tbd

UMich Dearborn

 

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4

UTICA 

ZOGBY INTERNATIONAL EVENT

Utica 

BOOKS:  Nina has notified the local B&N that there will be an event

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8

MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE

- DETAILS TO COME

 

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14

COLUMBUS 

EVENT TIME:  12:00PM – 2:00PM ET

Columbus World Affairs Council

LOCATION:  The Columbus Foundation (Davis Hall)
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205-1453

CONTACT:  Maria Wolever, 614-229-4599 ext. 402

LOGISTICS:  The program will begin promptly at noon with a short welcome and introduction.  Jim will speak for 35-40 minutes, then there will be a Q&A portion followed by a book signing.

TRAVEL:  will cover travel expenses (usually keep airfare to $250)

BOOKS:  WAC will order books through a local Barnes & Noble

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

CLEVELAND, OH 

TIME:  TBD

CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND

LOCATION:  TBD

CONTACT:  Jim Foster, (216) 621-0082

BOOKS:  tbd

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

CLEVELAND, OH 

EVENT TIME:  TBD

ARAB AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

LOCATION:  TBD

CONTACT:  TBD

BOOKS:  TBD

 

 

 

JANUARY 31/FEBRUARY 1

MIAMI 

EVENT TIME:  TBD

LOCATION:  TBD

CONTACT:  TBD

BOOKS:  TBD

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