2013 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Honorees

Posted on February 07, 2013

Christiane AmanpourAnthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism

Christiane Amanpour began her journalism career at CNN in 1983, after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island. Within seven years, she had worked her way up to become an international correspondent in New York. Amanpour has worked for CNN and ABC News, where she has interviewed statesmen and politicians from Jacques Chirac to Yasser Arafat, often reporting on the ground in the midst of extreme danger. She has also received every major television journalism award and serves as a...

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Yalla Vote 2014

Posted on January 29, 2013

Since its creation in 1998, Yalla Vote has become the cornerstone of our voter mobilization and education work, and has been adopted by countless communities across the country to run voter registration drives, organize town hall meetings and coordinate GOTV efforts. AAI is proud to welcome the National Network for Arab American Communities as a Yalla Vote partner.

Register to vote using the Yalla Vote widget on the left!

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2013 Arab American Candidates

Posted on January 14, 2013

  CALIFORNIA

• Dennis Zine (I) for Los Angeles City Controllerwww.zineforcontroller.comMay 21 General Election Results: Lost CONNECTICUT

• Lori Kaback (D) for reelection to Danbury Town Clerkhttps://www.facebook.com/LoriKabackTownClerk/infoNovember 5 General: Won MICHIGAN

• Dr. Abdul Algazali for Mayor of Hamtramck CityNovember 5 General Election: Lost

• David Bazzy for Dearborn City CouncilNovember 5 General Election: Won

• Khalil Dakhlallah for Dearborn City ClerkNovember 5 General Election: Lost

• Mike Sareini for Dearborn City CouncilNovember 5 General Election: Won• Mohamed Berro for...

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The Arab American 2009 Inaugural Celebration

Posted on January 08, 2013

The Arab American Institute and Foundation’s Inaugural Celebration feted our community’s involvement in and commitment to the political process. Over five hundred distinguished guests attended the sold-out gala here in Washington, D.C. on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration.

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), Tina Tchen, the White House Director of Public Liaison, were among the attendees. Each briefly addressed the crowd about the significance of marking this historic event and the kind...

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The Arab American 2009 Inaugural Celebration

Posted on January 08, 2013

The Arab American Institute and Foundation’s Inaugural Celebration feted our community’s involvement in and commitment to the political process. Over five hundred distinguished guests attended the sold-out gala here in Washington, D.C. on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration.

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), Tina Tchen, the White House Director of Public Liaison, were among the attendees. Each briefly addressed the crowd about the significance of marking this historic event and the kind of change they hope it...

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Analysis of Select New Congressional Leadership: 113th Congress

Posted on January 04, 2013

Analysis of Select New Leadership of the 113th Congress

AAI has compiled a snapshot of some of the key leadership for the incoming 113th Congress. We hope this will serve as a helpful guide to some of the most important figures in the House and Senate for the coming two years.

The document includes senior party leadership in both houses, as well as information on incoming committee chairs and ranking members for key Congressional committees including House Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Homeland Security, Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Little public attention is paid to committee assignments, but committee...

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