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Arab Voices

Arab Voices is now available in paperback with a new section on the Arab Spring. The book, and the polling it is based on, have proved invaluable to many analysts and policy makers as they try to better understand the changes taking place in the region

As our supporters and friends know, AAI President Jim Zogby has spent the past three decades securing the political empowerment of Arab Americans. He, along with AAI's leadership and staff, have led voter registration, education and mobilization efforts that have helped move Arab Americans into the political mainstream. And in the process, he has engaged many policy makers and opinion leaders on the contributions and importance of the Arab American community.

At the same time, he has also engaged countless heads of state, journalists, intellectuals, and taxi drivers throughout the Arab word on the very issues that have defined our times. Whether it is his work at Zogby International or writing his weekly column for 20 Arab newspapers or by hosting his weekly award-winning call-in news program on Abu Dhabi television, Jim has been in the middle of it all - helping Arabs better understand America and encouraging Americans to better understand the Arab world.

That experience has afforded him an unparalleled perspective and he shares it with readers for the first time in his new book, Arab Voices. The book brings into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding the people of the Arab world. Here, Jim debuts a brand new, comprehensive poll, bringing numbers to life so that we can base policy and perception on the real world, rather than on a conjured reality.

Click here to order your copy today. 



On the Road with Jim...

August 12, 2014 — Blog

AAI Hosts Emergency Leadership Summit in DC

Last week, together with the Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations and several other community organizations, AAI convened an emergency summit that brought together 60 leaders from 13 states.The summit was a direct response to the ongoing humanitarian and political crises across the Middle East. As these crises continue to deepen, AAI acted swiftly to open an direct line of engagement with the policymakers to challenge the prevailing policy and narratives about the Middle East that reflect willful ignorance and an unwillingness to act--even when we all know it is counter to our own national security interest. Read More »

June 10, 2014 — Blog

Together We Came: Diane Rehm

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1936 into a Syrian family, Diane Rehm is a renowned journalist and public radio talk show host. She is best known for her nationally and internationally distributed National Public Radio (NPR) program, The Diane Rehm Show, which she has hosted for more than 30 years. Read More »

June 02, 2014 — Blog

Join Us in Celebrating the First Annual Immigrant Heritage Month this June!

Today marks the beginning of the first ever Immigrant Heritage Month, a nationwide effort to share people’s stories of immigration in America. Our community, like many others, is proud of our ethnic heritage and together we can highlight narratives of Arab Americans who have contributed so much to so many aspects of America. Learn how to get involved! Read More »

September 17, 2013 — Blog

“Arab American Stories”: Tell Us What You Think

By Dena Elian
Fall Intern, 2013
Over the weekend, dozens of viewers attended a special screening of two episodes of the PBS series Arab American Stories hosted by WHUT, Howard University’s public television station. The 13-part series is a joint effort between co-producers Detroit Public Television and ADC president Warren David. Each roughly half-hour-long episode features three short documentaries that detail the hardships and accomplishments of different Arab Americans.  Read More »

January 11, 2012 — Blog

“Arab Voices” Available in Paperback

Last year, AAI President Jim Zogby's book on the Arab world, Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us and Why It Matters, was released to major acclaim and brisk sales. This month, Arab Voices came out in paperback with a new section on the Arab Spring. The book, and the polling it is based on, have proved invaluable to many analysts and policy makers as they try to better understand the changes taking place in the region.  Read More »