Last week TCF's new president, Mark Zuckerman, joined our office for his first week on the job. Zuckerman's appointment made it into the pages of Philanthropy News Digest.
The Century Foundation has announced the appointment of MARK ZUCKERMAN as president. Zuckerman served in the Obama White House as deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council and previously was staff director of the House Education and Labor Committee. "From supporting and advocating progressive initiatives in the West Wing of the White House, to his work for the U.S. Congress, to his service as a community VISTA volunteer in Burley Idaho, Mark has demonstrated a firm commitment to the values we all share," said foundation board chair Bradley Abelow. Zuckerman succeeds JANICE NITTOLI, who stepped down in 2014 due to illness but continues to support the foundation's efforts through the Janice Nittoli Forward Thinking Award.
Read the announcement here.
Today is the first official day of TCF's new President, Mark Zuckerman, and his appointment has made it into the pages of POLITICO.
OBAMA ALUMNI – “Mark Zuckerman has been named the next President of The Century Foundation, a progressive New York based think tank ... Zuckerman served in the Obama White House as the Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council.” http://bit.ly/1JTPcgm
See the "must-read briefing" listing the announcement in POLITICO's Playbook.
Mark Zuckerman has been named the next President of The Century Foundation, a progressive New York based think tank that has been delivering groundbreaking policy research since 1919.READ MORE
NPR's Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins talks with TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis about his book, Once Upon A Revolution and the effort to build a new political order in Egypt. Listen to the interview here and read some excerpts from Chapter 1 from the book.
Read the book excerpt here.
The 2011 Egyptian Revolution made global news when it succeeded in toppling then-dictator Hosni Mubarak. TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis writes on the series of protests and revolts by Egyptian civilians that succeeded in toppling several regimes in just a few years through an intricate narrative titled "Once Upon A Revolution." In this Foreign Policy excerpt of the book, the two individuals who Thanassis followed are highlighted as we see the revolutionary actions unfolding:
“I don’t care who will lead the country. We just want Morsi to leave,” said a lady in a fine tailored dress, sipping tea on a terrace near the presidential palace on a break from chanting.
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TCF fellow and award-winning journalist Thanassis Cambanis has received acclaim for his newly released book (1.20.2015) titled "Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story." Cambanis chronicles two unique and diverse revolutionary movement leaders and tells their story throughout the protests happening in 2011 during the Egyptian uprising. The Library Journal Review has called the book "A welcome addition to the literature on Egypt's uprising and a solid source for the general reader."
Read the remainder of the reviews and purchase the book here.
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