New Poll: American Attitudes Post Trump

Posted on November 22, 2017 in Calendar

Join AAI president Jim Zogby at the El Hibri Foundation for a new poll release on 'American Attitudes Post Trump." Joining Dr. Zogby on the panel will be journalists Joyce Karam from Al-Hayat and The National, and The Guardian's Sabrina Siddiqui, and AAI's executive director Maya Berry. You can find their bios below:

James Zogby co-founded the Arab American Institute in 1985 and continues to serve as its president. He is Director of Zogby Research Services, a firm that has conducted groundbreaking surveys across the Middle East. For the past 3 decades, he has served in leadership roles in the Democratic National Committee and served 2 terms as a President Obama appointee to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He writes a weekly column published in 12 countries. He is featured frequently on national and international media as an expert on Middle East affairs. In 2010, Zogby published the highly-acclaimed book, Arab Voices. His 2013 e-books, Looking at Iran: The Rise and Fall of Iran in Arab Public Opinion and 20 Years After Oslo, are drawn from his extensive polling across the Middle East with Zogby Research Services. Twitter @jjz1600

Joyce Karam is the Washington Correspondent for Al-Hayat and The National. She has covered American politics extensively since 2004 with focus on U.S. policy towards the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked as a Journalist in Lebanon, covering the Post-war situation. Joyce holds a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Twitter @Joyce_Karam

Sabrina Siddiqui is a political reporter at The Guardian, where she covers the Trump administration and national politics. While at The Guardian, Ms. Siddiqui covered Hillary Clinton's campaign and the 2016 presidential race.  

Previously, she was a congressional reporter at The Huffington Post, where she also covered the White House and 2012 presidential race. Ms. Siddiqui got her start in the industry working on the White House desk at Bloomberg News after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. 

She is a CBSN contributor, frequent analyst on MSNBC and CNN, and a contributing host on The Bill Press Show.

Maya Berry is Executive Director of the Arab American Institute, steering the Institute’s policy agenda. In 1996 she established AAI’s first Government Relations department, which she led for 5 years before becoming Legislative Director for House Minority Whip David Bonior, where she developed policies on international relations, human rights, trade, and immigration. 


December 05, 2017 at 10am
El Hibri Foundation (3rd Floor Auditorium)
1420 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Poll Release: Public Opinion in a Conflicted Middle East

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Calendar

The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Arab American Institute (AAI) are pleased to host James Zogby (AAI and Zogby Research Services) for the presentation of fresh polling results from across six Arab countries, Iran, and Turkey. The report examines opinions from 7,800 respondents about the U.S. and other regional states’ roles in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. It also looks at Trump Administration policy, political Islam, prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Iran nuclear deal, and the region’s refugee crisis.

Joining Dr. Zogby to discuss the poll findings will be Yousef Munayyer (MEI & U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights), Barbara Slavin (Atlantic Council; Al-Monitor), and Gönül Tol (MEI). MEI Sr. Vice President Paul Salem will moderate the event.


November 30, 2017 at 12pm
The Middle East Institute

'Open Bethlehem' Screening on the Hill

Posted on November 09, 2017 in Calendar

On December 12th, AAI will host a screening of ‘Open Bethlehem,’ a film that aims to bring the story of Bethlehem to millions around the world, including the reality of living under Israeli military occupation. Urge your senators and your representative to attend the screening on Capitol Hill, and the following discussion featuring a resident of the city, here.


December 12, 2017 at 2pm
Rayburn 2168 (Gold Room)

A Year After 2016 Election: Rights Experts Address Challenges & Solutions to Advancing Voting Rights

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 06, 2017 in Blog


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A Year After 2016 Election: Rights Experts Address Challenges & Solutions to Advancing Voting Rights 

Washington – Some of the nation’s most authoritative experts on voting rights will address current challenges and solutions to advancing voting rights one year after the historic 2016 election. The one hour briefing will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 10AM, at 121 Cannon House Office Building. Panelists will outline the barriers to enfranchisement that impacted the 2016 election, new challenges put in place since, as well as upcoming changes making their way through state legislatures and the courts. Participants...

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The 2017 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Posted on April 23, 2017 in Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Join us on April 27th in Washington, DC for our 19th annual Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala.

Combating the Trend of Hate: AAI Brings Together Rights Groups For Hill Briefing

Posted by Guest on December 12, 2016 in Blog

By Mahamad Omar On Thursday, December 8th, the Arab American Institute held a briefing to discuss the recent post-election uptick in hate incidents, the historic problem of underreporting, and potential reporting and policy solutions. The panel, which attracted a standing room only crowd, included Arjun Singh Sethi, Director of Law and Policy at the Sikh Coalition, Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Project Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Madihha Ahussain, Staff Attorney for Muslim Advocates, and Nadia Aziz, Government Relations Director of the Arab American Institute. These...

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Combatting the Trend of Hate, Experts Examine Underreporting of Hate Crimes, Uptick & Solutions

Posted by Arab American Institute on December 07, 2016 in Blog

Washington, DC – On Thursday, Dec 8, the Arab American Institute will hold a briefing at 10:30AM to discuss the recent post-election uptick in hate incidents, the historic problem of underreporting considering the 2015 hate crime data and potential reporting and policy solutions. This panel provides an excellent opportunity for congressional staffers who are preparing for 2017 legislative priorities and confirmation hearings to learn first-hand from community experts about what they are witnessing and what policy solutions they envision. “Our nation has witnessed an...

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Join AAI for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

Posted by Yasmin Hussein on September 01, 2016 in Blog

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on 9/11. Every year since then, AAI has proudly joined groups across the country in commemorating the victims and first responders by participating in the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year, the national day of service falls on Saturday, September 10th and we would love for you to join us. We’re excited to be working in partnership with Day To Serve, an initiative that brings together residents in DC, MD, VA, and...

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Arab Americans at the 2016 Conventions!

Posted by Arab American Institute on July 22, 2016 in Blog

Every four years the Arab American Institute Foundation hosts events at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to put Arab Americans front-and-center on a national platform. Together, the local Arab American community and Arab Americans at the Conventions help us insert our own narrative into the policy discussions taking place at the heart of the election process.

We are excited to announce the following events, please click on each event to RSVP. Contact Nadia Aziz with any questions ( Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia, PA

July 25-28, 2016  Click to RSVP

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