Saturday, October 07, 2006
The World Bank has launched a WEBSITE WITH INFORMATION ON EARTHQUAKE
Information included in the website:
SIGNS OF PROGRESS:
- 75% of entitled homeowners have recently received a second tranche of a
- 85% of the more than 240,000 eligible families are receiving livelihood
- Over 1.8 million people face a second winter in makeshift shelters and tents
- Cost of housing reconstruction has increased
- 10,000 orphaned children, and thousands of widowed women face an uncertain
- Quick facts on earthquake and reconstruction needs
- Examples of progress
- Survivor stories (video)
- Status of World Bank support
- World Bank Chief Economist for South Asia talks about challenges ahead (audio)
We encourage you to share this website with your colleagues
VISIT THE WEBSITE: http://www.worldbank.org/pakistanearthquake
Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, Inc. New York
Invites You to Attend
Second International Symposium on Issues in Higher Education in Pakistan
Undergraduate Degree: The Weakest Link
November 11-13, 2006
University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi
The Symposium will be opened by Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
Invited Speakers and Moderators include (in alphabetical order):
Khalid Aftab, Vice Chancellor, Government College Lahore University, Lahore, (Pakistan)
Munir Ahmad, Rector, National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore, (Pakistan)
Syed Babar Ali, Pro-Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Science, Lahore (Pakistan)
Nasim Ashraf, Minister of State, Chairman, National Commission on Human Development, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Muhammad Ashraf, Director, Quality Enhancement Cell, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, (Pakistan)
Sartaj Aziz, Former Finance Minster of Pakistan, Vice Chancellor, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, (Pakistan)
Shahid Javed Burki, Former Finance Minster of Pakistan and Former Vice-President World Bank; Washington, D.C. (USA)
Saadia Khawar Khan Chishti, Member of the Commission for Higher Education, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Mansoor-uz-Zafar Dawood, Associate Dean, Faculty of Computer. Science, BIZTEK, Karachi, (Pakistan)
Zulfiqar Gilani, Director, Centre for Higher Education Transformation (CHET), Islamabad, (Pakistan)
Fakhra Haque, Board of Education, City of New York, (USA)
Syed Tahir Hijazi, Professor and Dean, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Pervez Hoodbhoy, Professor, Department of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, (Pakistan)
Muhammad Iqbal, Senior Lecturer, School of Education & Professional Development,University of Huddersfield, (UK)
Azhar Khan, Director of Education, National Commission for Human Development, Islamabad, (Pakistan)
Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, (Pakistan)
Nikhat Khan, Dean Post-graduate Studies, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, (Pakistan)
Khalid Mahmood Khan, Vice Chancellor, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, (Pakistan)
Bushra Mateen, Principal, Lahore College for Women, Lahore (Pakistan)
Najma Najam, Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, (Pakistan)
Zafar Mueen Nasar, Chief of Research, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Zia Obadin, Student, Master of Philosophy, Dep. of Admin and Org., University of Bergen, (Norway)
Atta-Ur-Rahman, Chairman, (Federal Minister), Higher Education Commission, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Rasul Baksh Rais, Head, Social Sciences Dep., Lahore University of Management Science, Lahore (Pakistan)
Haroon Rashid, Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar, Peshwar, (Pakistan)
Tahir Rashid, Land Resource Science University, Guelph ON, (Canada)
Dr. Asrar Ul Hauqe Sheikh, Rector, Foundation University, Islamabad, (Pakistan)
Fareeha Zafar, Teacher Education & Training, Society for the Advancement of Education, Lahore, (Pakistan)
Arif Ali Zaidi, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Agha Khan University, Karachi, (Pakistan
Rukhsana Zia, Director, Directorate of Staff Development, Punjab, (Pakistan)
Free but pre-registration required for attendance. For further information contact:
Registration: Local Secretariat: Inquiries for travel grants:
Rudina Xhaferri Dr. Khalid Mahmood Khan
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed
Vice Chancellor, UAAR Higher Education Commission
PEP Foundation Inc. Secretariat Assistant Telephone: + 4448436, 9040169
166 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor Dr. Tariq Mahmood Fax: + 4448437
New York, N.Y., 10010 Tel: + 051 9290157 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (212) 255- 5399 Tel: + 051-9062249
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or register online at www.pepfoundation.org
Symposium Registration Form
First Name ______________________________
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Mailing Address ______________________________
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Please fax, mail or e-mail this registration to:
PEP Foundation Inc.
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New York, N.Y., 10010
Telephone: (212) 255- 5399
Fax: (212) 633-2220
Please keep a copy for your record.
Preventing the Devastating Effects of Landmines on Children
Come and join us as we celebrate the launching of a nationwide campaign to enlist university students across the country in helping to clear landmines and prevent their devastating effects on children and families in more than 70 countries around the world.
October 25, 2006 from 9AM – Noon
Butcher Suite, Kessel Campus Center on the Pace Pleasantville campus.
Hear: Zach Hudson of UNA/USA Adopt a Minefield offering a slide
presentation on the landmine problem;
Student representatives from Pace and other universities who are joining us in the project, “Preventing the Devastating Effects of Landmines on Children.”
9 -9:30 Refreshments: Bagels, muffins and coffee
9:30-Noon – Panel of Speakers and Interactive discussion with the audience
Students in the Keys to Global Peace course, the Pace Political Science and Psychology Depts., The UNA/USA Adopt-a-Minefield Program, the Pace Pleasantville Honors College, the Community Outreach Program of Pace University and UNA/USA Westchester are inaugurating this program with the exciting half-day conference.
RSVP: email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Ten years ago at the age of seven, Farah Ahmedi was running late for school in her hometown of Kabul, Afghanistan. Farah loved school and loved learning – so for her, running late was a very very big deal. Spying a shortcut, she quickly took it, and ran down a back alley. But in a flash, her life changed forever. Farah had stepped on a landmine.”
p.1 “That Landmine thing” 2006 Newsletter of Landmine Survivors Network and Adopt-A-Minefield”
Thursday, October 05, 2006
In cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN and the Swiss Consulting Group
invites you to a unique interactive workshop facilitated by special guest,
Thomas Zweifel, CEO of the Swiss Consulting Group.
Admission: (Includes Reception and the First 50 Guests Receive a copy of “Culture Clash: Managing the Global High-Performance Team”
UNA-NY and YPNYC members- $25.00
Students- Join UNA for just $10 at the door!
Non-students- Join UNA for just $25
Ambassador Peter Maurer, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations
Thomas D. Zweifel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Consulting Group; Professor of Leadership and Cross-Cultural Management at Columbia University and at St. Gallen Business School (HSG).
Ambassador Raymond Loretan, Consul General of Switzerland
DATE: October 19th
TIME: 6:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations
ADDRESS: 633 Third Avenue, 29th FloorRegister Now
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Fordham Law School
140 W 62nd Street, McNally Hall
(62th Street and Columbus avenue)
Martin Flaherty Professor, Fordham Law School & Co-Director, Crowley Program in International Human Rights
John O. McGinnis Professor, Northwestern School of Law
(Free, with Reception to follow, sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation)
LEFT FORUM Presents:
TARIQ ALI and MAHMOOD MAMDANI
Global Confrontations: A Dialogue on Imperialism and Oppositional Movements
October 17th, 2006
CUNY Graduate Center - 365 5th Avenue, New York City
Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics, as well as scripts for the stage and screen.
He is an editor of the New Left Review and lives in London. His books include Bush in Babylon, Clash of Fundamentalisms, and the forthcoming Pirates of the Carribean: Axis of Hope.
Mahmood Mamdani is the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Anthropology and Director of the Institute for African Studies at Columbia University.
His recent writings focus on the intersection between politics and culture, and the politicization of culture in the making of political identities.
His books include Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror, and When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
For further information:
LEFT FORUM organizes the largest annual gathering in North America of the US and international Left. The next conference will take place March 9-11, 2007, in New York City.
LEFT FORUM thanks the Center for the Study of Culture, Technology, and Work, Graduate Center, CUNY.
October 26, 2006
United Nations Association of New York Annual Gala Dinner
Celebrating the UN�s Global Education Goals
United Nations Delegates� Dining Room
1st Avenue at 46th Street
6:30 pm reception; 7:30 pm dinner
Black tie or national dress
Secretary General Kofi Annan and Mrs. Annan
Robert L. Corcoran, President, General Electric Foundation
Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF
- $500 Individual
- $1,000 Individual
- $2,500 Individual
- $5,000 Delegate - Table for 10
- $10,000 Ambassador - Table for 10
- $25,000 Secretary-General - Table for 10
- $250 Discount Ticket for Full-Time Students and YPIC members working in the government or not-for-profit sectors
Center for Communication presents the series:
CAREERS IN FILM: “MADE IN NEW YORK”
Presented with the Mayor’s Office for Film, Television and Broadcasting
Monday, October 16
6:30 to 9:30 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street (between 5th Ave. and Ave. of the Americas)
An Evening with Director Sydney Pollack
Don’t miss this special evening and rare opportunity to learn from a true master. One of our greatest directors of this (or any) era, Sydney Pollack talks about his amazing career as a director, producer, cinematographer and actor, and offers tips for those starting out in the film industry.
Among Pollack’s numerous directing credits are several outstanding films shot in New York City, including The Way We Were; Three Days of the Condor; Tootsie; Searching for Bobbie Fisher; Sabrina; Bright Lights, Big City; and The Interpretor.
An accomplished actor, Pollack has also played major roles in a long list of films, including Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives, as well as over 46 Academy Award nominations for other movies.
Over the years he has won too many awards to mention, including two Oscars for Out of Africa (Best Director and Best Picture.)
Moderator: James Sanders, Architect and Editor of Scenes from the City: Filming in New York 1966-2006
RSVP: Register at www.cencom.org or call: (212)686-5005._______________
Saturday, October 28, 2006
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Hunter College, Fourth Floor, Lang Rehearsal Hall, North Building (Enter on 69th Street between Park and Lexington)
Making a Great Documentary
Hear from Spike Lee’s executive producer and editor – and a panel of major players in the film industry. Learn what it takes to make a great documentary from our panel of accomplished, prolific and multi award-winning New York filmmakers. Find out how these great filmmakers got started in the business, and what it takes to get hired it in this challenging and competitive world.
Sam Pollard, Director: Eyes on the Prize II; “American Masters”— John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend; The Making of Bamboozled. Editor: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela; American Roots Music; 4 Little Girls; Clockers; Juice; Jungle Fever; Mo’ Better Blues. Producer: When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (and editor); Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin; The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (episode one)
St. Claire Bourne, Director, Paul Robeson; producer, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks
Richard Wesley, Playwright/Screenwriter: Uptown Saturday Night, Let's Do It Again, Native Son, Fast Forward; Murder Without Motive (NBC), Mandela and de Klerk (Showtime), 100 Centre Street (A&E)
RSVP: Register at www.cencom.org or call: (212)686-5005.
Tuesday, November 14
6:30 to 9:00 pm
HBO Theater, 15th Floor, 1100 Ave. of the America (at 42nd St.)
Meet the winner of the Best Director award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and learn how he raised the money to produce one of the most talked-about movies of the year!! Montiel astonished the film world when he attracted big stars and turned his book into a compelling and powerful New York story based on his coming of age on the mean streets of Queens in the mid-eighties.
Critical Acclaim: New York Times critic A. O. Scott says: “What sets the film apart, and makes it one of the more remarkable American directing debuts in recent years, is Mr. Montiel’s passionate, almost reckless engagement with the possibilities of the medium...(he) has the eye of a born filmmaker. Working with a large, mostly young cast, he has made the picture so full of life and feeling that the screen can hardly contain it.”
Go to www.cencom.org for more events, including an evening with The Sopranos creator and writer David Chase on Monday, October 30th.
RSVP: Register at www.cencom.org or call: (212)686-5005.
REBUILD FOR THE FUTURE!
FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT LEBANON AND GAZA
Sunday October 8th, 2006, 6:00pm
60 Washington Square South - 10th Floor
New York, New York 10012
In response to the terrible humanitarian crisis resulting from the invasion of Lebanon and continued occupation of Palestine, please join NAAP-NY as we come together to support our brothers and sisters back home.
The evening will include a formal dinner, thought-provoking program, and great auction items. All proceeds will be donated to ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) in support of their medical relief and food programs in both Lebanon and Gaza.
Program to Include Eyewitness Accounts From War and Updates From Relief Agency
Get Your Tickets TODAY at:
If you don’t think you can attend and would like to make a donation please click here:
To send a donation in the mail, please make checks payable to
"ANERA" and mail to:
PO BOX 330
Lenox Hill Station
New York NY 10021
Donations made out to ANERA are tax-deductible.
Please help spread the word! Tell your friends and family! You can download a flyer here.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Thank you for your support and generosity and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday October 8th.
Monday, October 02, 2006
The Citizens Foundation
NORTH EAST REGION SUPPORT GROUP
Ready to take a gamble on charity?
Put your money where your heart is!
Join us for an evening of no-limit Texas Hold’em, where all proceeds will benefit the efforts of The Citizens Foundation to build schools in underserved and impoverished areas of
Buy-in: $150 (rebuys permitted for first two hours)
Date/Time: Friday - October 27th - 7:30 pm.
Grand prize of $1,000
Not a player? Join us instead at 9:30 pm. Enjoy the evening’s festivities at this charming mansion, including a light buffet, cash bar, music, door prize and a choreographed fashion interlude by designer, Ghazala Asam. Tickets: $75
Register by October 15th at http://www.tcfusa.org/events.html -
Space is limited.
For further information, contact
Osman Khan at 847-530-8427
Zainab Ahmad at 516-851-2383.