2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awardees

2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awardees

We are pleased to announce we will be honoring award winning actress and humanitarian Salma Hayek Pinault, NYU President John Sexton, the Honorable Michael Baroody, and Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright at this year's Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala. Read more about the awardees and purchase your tickets today!

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Saving Lebanon

Saving Lebanon

Lebanon has become “the forgotten front” since all too often, the conflict ongoing within Lebanon is ignored in discussions about the war against ISIL. The immediate danger, however, is real. Read AAI's new report on how and why U.S. Congress must stand behind the people of Lebanon.

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Download Now: 114th Congressional Leadership Report

Download Now: 114th Congressional Leadership Report

Read our report on how new leadership in the 114th Congress will impact the issues that matter most to the Arab American community.

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Today’s Middle East: Pressures & Challenges

Today’s Middle East: Pressures & Challenges

A new poll from Zogby Research Services, "Today's Middle East: Pressures & Challenges" surveyed 8 Middle East and North African countries on the emergence of ISIS, the role of the Muslim Brotherhood, the growth of sectarianism, the future of Syria and Iraq, Iran's nuclear program, and more.

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Announcing the 2015 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards Recipients

Friday April 24, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards Recipients

For the past 16 years, AAIF awards exceptional Arab American students for their leadership and dedication to community service. Helen Abbott is remembered for her lifelong commitment to improving the lives of those around her, including building 22 homes for disadvantaged families in her Fort Pierce, Florida area. She was an unwavering supporter of the Arab American Institute Foundation, and made a donation that was later converted into a youth scholarship in her name. Read More »

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A Nuanced Lens Capturing the Middle East

Tuesday April 21, 2015

A Nuanced Lens Capturing the Middle East

By Maha Elsamahi
Winter Intern, 2015

Having a foot in both the Middle East and the U.S. profoundly influenced Matar’s photography, “Although I belong in many ways to the Middle East, I am still seeing it with fresh eyes and perspectives.” Read More »

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Arab American-led initiative promotes Nile River cooperation

Friday April 17, 2015

Arab American-led initiative promotes Nile River cooperation

By Eve Soliman
Winter Intern, 2015

On Monday, March 23rd the leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan signed a preliminary agreement approving Ethiopia’s hydroelectric project and provide the framework principles for building the dam that would impact the entire region. The construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is projected to be completed in 2017 and will cost $4.2 billion dollars. Read More »

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John Sexton to receive the Award for Individual Achievement at the 2015 Gibran Awards Gala

Tuesday April 14, 2015

John Sexton to receive the Award for Individual Achievement at the 2015 Gibran Awards Gala

“The status quo is not an option. We’re in for what I call a radical restructuring of higher education today.” John Sexton established himself as a pioneer figure in the formation of the Global Network University as the President of New York University. Mr. Sexton helped make the idea of borderless education possible and has made great strides to improve U.S. relations with the rest of the world through the unifying force of education. Read More »

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