The American Corner at ALHOSN University hosted a presentation on Sunday, April 4th 2011 titled “The Digital Divide: Is it Real?” by Mr. John D’Amicantonio, Information Resource Officer from the American Embassy in Abu Dhabi,. It was a successful event showcasing the reality of the Digital Divide. Mr. John was accompanied by Mr. David Benze from the US Department of State and Mrs. Rula Khalafawi, an Information Resource Director from the American Embassy in Abu Dhabi. This American Corner event was attended by students and faculty.
The American Corner at ALHOSN University is the first facility of its kind in Abu Dhabi and the third in the UAE. It was inaugurated in January 2011 and is located on the ground floor of the University’s Community Resources Center along with other international outreach offices. It has become a popular venue for US-related discussions and seminars, the most recent of which was a symposium entitled ‘The US Political System’ facilitated by Foreign Service Officers from the American Embassy in Abu Dhabi.