#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

National Voter Registration Day is September 23. Learn how to set up a voter registration drive on your school's campus and see where #YallaVote will be next Tuesday!

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#YallaVote Portal

#YallaVote Portal

Looking for state voter guides, information on Arab American candidates and officials, Yalla Vote gear, or a toolkit for setting up your own voter registration drive? Our #YallaVote portal has all the information you need to get ready for November's elections!

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Take Action on the USA FREEDOM Act

Take Action on the USA FREEDOM Act

As Congress reconvenes this month, one of the many issues that remain unsolved is the continued infringement and threat to our civil liberties. Tell your Senators to pass the USA FREEDOM Act now.

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Breaking the Bad News: Ferguson Is Not That Unique

Monday September 22, 2014

Breaking the Bad News: Ferguson Is Not That Unique

By Dina Salah-ElDin
Fall Intern, 2014

Three months are left for this Congress to take action and pass the End Racial Profiling Act. Originally triggered by a long history of nation-wide profiling, and brought to life by the murder of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, the bill was the topic of a Capitol Hill briefing titled “Ferguson and Beyond – Profiling in America” on September 16th. Read More »

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Arab American Receives MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Monday September 22, 2014

Arab American Receives MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

Khaled Mattawa, University of Michigan Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature was awarded a MacArthur Foundation grant yesterday. Professor Mattawa is among a group of 21 scholars and artists who were named 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Read More »

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Deconstructing Disorder: Conversation with David Ignatius and Tom Friedman

Friday September 19, 2014

Deconstructing Disorder: Conversation with David Ignatius and Tom Friedman

By Kristyn Acho and Eddie Bejarano
Fall Interns, 2014

On Friday, September 12, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an event titled, “Middle East in Turmoil: Can it Recover?” Karim Sadjadpour, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, moderated the affair, which featured Thomas L. Friedman, columnist for the New York Times and David Ignatius, the bestselling author of Body of Lies and The Increment and journalist who has covered the Middle East and the CIA for over twenty-five years. Read More »

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“Peace after Gaza”: Aspen Institute Hosts Dr. Fayyad and UN’s Feltman for Moderated Conversation

Friday September 19, 2014

“Peace after Gaza”: Aspen Institute Hosts Dr. Fayyad and UN’s Feltman for Moderated Conversation

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

The Aspen Institute’s Middle East division hosted an event on Monday which addressed existing political challenges in Gaza. Dr. Salam Fayyad, Palestinian politician and former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority and Jeffrey D. Feltman, American diplomat and the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, spoke with Aspen Institute President and CEO, Walter Isaacson in a moderated conversation. Read More »

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