On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011, the American Corner at ALHOSN University hosted a discussion seminar titled “The US Political System” facilitated by Fareed Abdulla, Adam Michelow, and Humza Tarar, Foreign Service Officers from the United States Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Introduced by Information Resource Officer John D’Amicantonio from the Embassy, the panel gave an overview of the system of government in the US and described how the various branches of government function including their professional perspectives. This overview evolved into an engaging discussion of current political events in Egypt and across the Middle East and the role social networking, including Facebook and Twitter, has played.
This American Corner event was well attended by students and faculty and participants were given copies of books on US History and Government. A limited edition copy of Barack Obama’s book “Dreams from My Father” in Arabic was given as a prize to a student during the audience participation discussion.