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MES Film Series presents Tea on the Axis of Evil

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“Tea on the Axis of Evil" (2009) Written and Directed by Jean Marie Offenbacher, 67 minutes What is it like to live in an "evil" country, as described by the Bush Administration in 2002?  For three years Director J. M. Offenbacher worked to reverse American stereotypes of Syrians during the making of this documentary, winner of the Noor Award for "Outstanding Documentary" at the Arab Film Festival, 2009. "When Syria was admitted to the 'Axis of Evil', I decided to move there, alone, to record ordinary life and create a document to stimulate healthy curiosity about this Arab community to counter the vilification that dominated the media and White House rhetoric." ReOrient films is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating films that question American stereotypes of "Eastern" cultures. Followed by a Q & A session with Director Jean Marie Offenbacher

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.