One of our members, Mikka would like to interview some international people about views of current affairs. See the mail below. She's looking for about ten people. Please respond if you'd be interested and when is a good time for you. I'll try to find an optimal time.
I'm hoping you can help me with a project I'm pursuing. I would like to interview international people in NY to get their opinions on American politics and the current election. I want to explore the ideas of those outside of the American political system to get their thoughts and views. I'm not focusing on the candidates. I also don't want American citizens. For example international students or those who are here on a work visa would be ideal. I want people who are in America and are spectators of the political system. The purpose is to get a different point of view from those who have nothing to lose or gain. I believe it's the best way to get an objective overview of the state of American politics. If you know anyone or have any ideas please let me know. I'm reaching out to you because you have so many people in your group there may be individuals that automatically come to your mind.
In 1968, Czechs & Slovaks under soviet-dominated communist rule yearned for a say in the governance of their own country. A blossoming of political discourse in cafes and pubs led to demands for self rule in the capital. Unfortunately, the Prague Spring uprising was crushed with Soviet Tanks, but their spirit inspired our group's desire to exchange ideas on the domestic and international affairs.
Prague Spring was founded in 2003 in New York City. The group picks a topic, identifies articles or chooses a book and engages in a focused, in-depth discussion. Prague Spring’s strength comes from its members' diversity of ethnicity and careers as well as the spectrum of perspectives from conservative to liberal. Prague Spring welcomes anyone who can offer insight deeper than a TV sound bite, differ respectfully from their peers or simply enjoy an intelligent, informed debate.
Our meetings types include:
1. Topic Discussions: These meetings typically focus on a political issue currently dominating the news. We circulate articles and focus on the particular topic with a vigorous debate.
2. Book Club: Prague Spring chooses books dealing with major issues in international affairs, either those that have shaped civilizations in the past or the generational challenges we face today. (For more details see the About Us section)
3. Outside Events: Prague Spring identifies events sponsored by other organizations that we think may interest our members. Often we will socialize together at or after these events.
Prague Spring encourages you to participate and submit any ideas you may have to Lee, Prague Spring’s Founder and Organizer. We are encouraging members to become more involved and lead meetings themselves.