Showing posts with label Fadi Quran. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fadi Quran. Show all posts

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fadi Quran Interviewed on 'Arabology' (April 19, 2012)

Interviewing Fadi Quran at Stanford, April 16, 2012

The April 19th episode of my 'Arabology' radio show included my exclusive interview with Fadi Quran, the Palestinian Stanford graduate from the West Bank and U.S. citizen whose arrest in Hebron in February 2012 for allegedly pushing an Israeli soldier was caught on tape--causing an outcry at Stanford and abroad.  To listen to the episode (which includes the full interview in 2 parts) click here.



Fadi Quran graduated from Stanford in 2010 with a double major--a BS in Physics and BA in International Relations--and is currently pursuing a Masters degree with a focus on Constitutional Law and Revolutions at Birzeit University. He has also been working in the alternative energy field while remaining a big advocate of nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

In 2011, Time Magazine called Quran “the face of the new Middle East,” To read that piece click here.

To read more about Fadi Quran, including pieces from the Stanford Daily about his arrest and eventuial release, see links below:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fadi Quran Speaks at Stanford on April 16, 2012

A fascinating discussion occured on Monday, 4/16 at 7 PM at Stanford University featuring recent Stanford Grad and Palestinian FreedomRider Fadi Quran (who just six weeks ago was arrested by Israel in the course of a peaceful protest in the West Bank), MLK's lawyer Clarence Jones (who compared the 'Freedom Rides' to his experiences in the Civil Rights movement in a recent piece) and Co-Director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation Allen Weiner. 

Here are some pictures from the event:

Omar Shakir, Clarence Jones, Fadi Quran, Allen Weiner

Monday, April 9, 2012

AMENDS: Meet the Leaders of the New Middle East at Stanford

AMENDS is bringing leaders from all over the Middle East and United States to the Stanford University campus for a five-day conversation on leadership and the future of the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. You can register for all or part of the conference, depending on your schedule. Come meet the leaders of the new Middle East!

You are invited to meet the Leaders
of the New Middle East
Stanford University | April 10-14, 2012
20 Countries
40 Youth Leaders
5 Days

Summit Schedule

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Tuesday 10 April (By Invitation Only)
12:00 – 2:00 PM 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Opening CeremonyFeaturing Welcome Address by Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco
By Invitation Only 

Day 1: Wednesday 11 April
2:00 – 5:30 PM 
Paul Brest Hall
“Technology, Social Media, and Innovation” 
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Aymen Abderrahman, Selma Chirouf, Rawan Da’as, Elizabeth Harmon, Sonya Kassis, Heather Libbe, Ifrah Magan, Sam Adelsberg, Brian Pellot, George Somi
6:30 – 8:30 PMInnovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership Dinner 
Co-Sponsored by TechWadi
By Invitation Only
Day 2: Thursday 12 April
2:00 – 5:30 PM 
Paul Brest Hall
“Building Civil Society” 
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Firyal Abdulaziz, Lubna Alzaroo, Hoor Al-Khaja, Ali Al-Murtadha, Jessica Anderson, Seif Elkhawanky, Micah Hendler, James Hurley, Ram Sachs, Rana Sharif
Day 3: Friday 13 April
9:00 AM- 12:00 
Gunn-SIEPR Building
“Peace and Conflict Resolution” 
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Sherihan Abdel-Rahman, Sherif Maktabi, Mohammad AlJishi, Abdulla Al-Misnad, Yahya Bensliman, Ilyes El-Ouarzadi, Sandie Hanna, Priya Knudson, Megan McConaughey, Gavin Schalliol
1:30 – 5:00 PM 
Gunn-SIEPR Building
Speakers and Panelists 
Sami Ben Gharbia Tunisian political activist, Foreign Policy Top 100 Thinker
Professor Allen Weiner Co-Director of Stanford Univeristy Center on International Conflict and Negotiation
Thomas T. Riley Former Ambassador to Morocco
Radwan Masmoudi Founder and President of the Center of the Study of Islam & Democracy
6:30 – 8:30 PM 
Paul Brest Hall
Networking Dinner 
By Invitation Only
Day 4: Saturday 14 April
9:00 AM- 12:00 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
“The New Middle East”  
AMENDS Talks Speakers:
Firas Al-Dabagh, Abdullah Al-Fakharany, Marwan Alabed, Cole Bockenfeld, Nadir Ijaz, Selma Maarouf, Matthew Morantz, Alaa Mufleh, Fadi Quran, and Nada Ramadan
1:30 – 5:00 PM 
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall
Speakers and Panelists 
Rami Khouri Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Ahmed Benchemsi Moroccan journalist and pro-democracy activist
Professor Aaron Hahn Tapper Founder of Abraham’s Vision
Nasser Weddady Civil Rights Outreach Director, American Islamic Congress

Leader Feature:
Palestinian Community Organizer

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