Gibran is less than 6 weeks away

Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Blog
The Gibran Gala is just weeks away and the deadline to reserve your tickets is fast approaching. This year's awardees are Indiana Governor and potential presidential candidate Mitch Daniels, who will be receiving the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service, an award that has been given to Secretaries Ray LaHood and Spencer Abraham, and Judge Rosemary Barkett, among others; Vital Voices, an organization that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, including the Middle East; and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, which will be given a special recognition award to celebrate its 100 years of commitment to advancing fair and humane policy and providing direct professional services for immigrants worldwide.
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Karim Rashid is in town!

Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Blog
For those of you who read our post on Karim Rashid, make sure to attend his interior design lecture on March 24 at 6:30pm at George Washington University! Seating is limited, so RSVP at intdes@gwu.edu
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Know Your Florida Arab American Candidates: Robin Rukab & Tom Korge

Posted by on March 11, 2011 in Blog

Robin Rukab is not afraid to speak her mind. And she’s hoping that her confidence and plan for the city are exactly what the voters of Jacksonville want as they head to the polls on March 22nd.

Rukab has a long history with the city of Jacksonville. She was born in Jacksonville, and began her career with the city right out of high school, then later worked as Division Chief for Mayor Tommy Hazouri from 1987-1991. After that she started a new communications business. From there she begin working campaigns, lived overseas for a few years, and then returned to...

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100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

Posted by on March 08, 2011 in Blog
Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and this year the Arab American community has much to consider. Revolutions across the Middle East have featured Arab women at the front and center, a number of whom have been pivotal to the success of their respective uprisings.
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2011 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala Support

Posted on March 01, 2011 in Arab American Institute

Underwriters

  Sponsors

ChevronHusami & AssociatesIssa Family FoundationAssad and Mary JebaraThe Al Maloof FamilyMorganti GroupPegasus Capital AdvisorsGeorge & Rhonda Salem Family Foundation The Palestinian Business Committee for Peace and Reform Corporate Hosts

Abdel-Maksoud PharmaciesY.K. Almoayyed &...

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About the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards

Posted on March 01, 2011 in Arab American Institute

            

Launched in 1999 by the Arab American Institute Foundation, the awards focus attention on acts of leadership and dedication that promote the common good. The Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards recognize individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting co-existence and inclusion in all walks of life. The awards aim to promote the positive forces of diversity and cultural interaction, and to showcase programs that foster democratic and humanitarian values across racial, ethnic and religious lines. The award is named for the author of "The Prophet" whose message...

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2011 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Honorary Committee

Posted on March 01, 2011 in Arab American Institute

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany

Jane Abraham

S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation

Hon. Michael Baroody

Alma Arrington Brown Chevy Chase Bank

Michael Brown The Ronald H. Brown Foundation, Inc.

Hon. Esther Coopersmith Former U.S. Representative to the United Nations

Mathilda Raffa Cuomo Mentoring USA

Deborah I. Dingell

Samia Farouki HIIFinance Corp.

Jamie Farr

Hon. Edward M. Gabriel Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco

Hon. Eva Teig Hardy

Casey Kasem

Nemir Kirdar Investcorp International Inc.

Alma Powell Hon. Selwa S. “Lucky” Roosevelt Former White House Chief of Protocol Hon....

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2011 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Steering Committee

Posted on March 01, 2011 in Arab American Institute

Chair Jean R. AbiNader Moroccan American Center

Amjad Atallah New America Foundation

Maya Berry

Ahmed Chebbani American Arab Chamber of Commerce

George DeBakey Atomic Learning

William Farah, Esq. Oldaker, Belair & Wittie, LLP

Hani K. Findakly Potomac Capital

Randa Fahmy Hudome Fahmy Hudome International, LLC

Michele Forzley Forzley & Associates

George N. Jalinos The Galen Group

Dr. Raymond Jallow U.S. Omen Trust

Dr. Al Johary Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs

Roxana Chahin Jordan Jordan Development Group

Reema Jweied-Guegel U.S. Jordan Business Council

Victoria Linden Midwest Federation of Syrian and Lebanese-American Clubs

Martha Toma Morrison World Affairs Council

Steve...

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2011 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Honorees

Posted on March 01, 2011 in Arab American Institute

Award for Institutional Excellence:

Vital Voices

Vital Voices is a NGO that identifies, trains, and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe.

  The Middle East and North African Businesswomen’s Network (in 11 Middle Eastern Countries) aims to increase the number of women in business and the value of their businesses, to advance the role of women in society, and to promote a regional culture of women's entrepreneurship Partners annually with the U.S. State Department and FORTUNE Magazine to provide international emerging women leaders in business the opportunity to develop their leadership, management and...

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MIT Student Receives Young Arabs Science & Technology Award

Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Blog
Abdul Mohsen Al Husseini, an MIT Mechanical Engineering Master’s student and a 24 year old Jordanian national, received the inaugural 2010 Andoni Award for Young Arabs in Science and Technology. The award was presented during the 9th Annual Banquet of the Network of Arab American Professionals-New York last Saturday.
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