Gabr Fellowship Press Release Template

Posted on October 18, 2013


For Immediate Release October 18, 2013 Contact: Deborah Akel (202) 706-8435


Young leaders from Egypt and the U.S. will stop in New York and New Haven on 5-city U.S. tour

Washington, DC -- The inaugural class of Shafik Gabr Fellows will visit New York/New Haven from Saturday, October 19 to Wednesday, October 23, as part of a...

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Gabr Fellowship top summary

Posted on October 17, 2013

Established by The Shafik Gabr Foundation, the Gabr Fellowship brings together a group of 20 emerging leaders from across Egypt and the U.S. - 10 Egyptians and 10 Americans. Fellows will meet with world-renowned public figures to explore transnational challenges faced by their societies and to gain insight into the diversity within Egyptian and American societies, traditions, politics, business, governance, art, law, media, customs and religions.

Leveraging their expertise and the depth of the exchange, Fellows will work together on collaborative action projects. The action...

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ELP Fall Speaker Series featuring John Zogby

Posted on August 30, 2013

Save the Date!

Join AAI and Jim Zogby as we welcome John Zogby, co-author of The First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing Our Millennial Generation September 18, 2013  

  6:30 - 8:00PM Arab American Institute 1600 K Street, NW, Suite 601 Washington, DC 20006

RSVP Required. Contact Joan by September 16th.

John Zogby, founder of the "Zogby Poll" and the Zogby companies, is an internationally respected pollster, opinion leader and best-selling author. Called "The Prince of...

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National Arab American Dialog top summary

Posted on July 10, 2013

Join the National Arab American Dialog

As waves of protests and popular uprisings blossomed across the Arab world two winters ago, Arab Americans became swept up in their movements as well. It is difficult to forget the hope many of us shared in those initial weeks and months as massive, non-violent demonstrations flowed into streets and city centers with calls for civility, mutual respect and national dialogue, and stories of peaceful cooperation between historically hostile factions filled our newsfeeds. Yet as events have continued to unfold across the region, the evolving situations in each country have...

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Gibran 2013 Media Coverage

Posted on June 26, 2013

When profiling becomes a real menace to societyClarence Page, Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2013

Arab American on Boston Marathon: "Everyone in This Room Is Holding Their Breath"Adam Serwer, Mother Jones, April 17, 2013Christiane Amanpour on Boston: Understandable for Muslims to "Hope Beyond Hope That This Doesn't Turn out to Be What It Might Be."Dave Weigel, Slate, April 17, 2013

Christiane Amanpour to receive first-ever Anthony Shadid awardDylan Byers, Politico, April 15, 2013

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Meet Our 2013 Fellows

Posted on June 24, 2013

The Arab American Institute is very pleased to have three fellows with us for 2013. AAI serves as the leading policy and research organization on domestic and foreign policy concerns of Arab Americans. In addition, AAI is the only Census Information Center (CIC) dedicated to analyzing data on the Arab American community. Our fellows provide invaluable researching skills, strategic analysis, and field-specific expertise. Their advisory role strengthens AAI’s ability to produce and share timely, accurate and thorough resources with the Arab American community and the broader public. Senior Demographics Fellow

Rita Stephan

Rita Stephan,...

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Arts & Culture and Education

Posted on June 04, 2013

The AAI Foundation is proud to showcase the rich heritage and tremendous diversity found in Arab and Arab American arts and culture. From co-sponsoring film festivals to hosting concerts, we work with communities and artists to improve Americans’ understanding and awareness of the varied music, literature, and arts found from Libya to Lebanon, from Mauritania to Morocco. 

In recent years, we have showcased newer formats, including Arab American comedians, who have performed at our inaugural celebrations,...

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