Polyphony Performs at the Arab American Institute

Posted by on May 09, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi The foundation established programs for Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab nationals to create music, build friendships, and learn how to harmonize their voices. http://www.aaiusa.org/page/-/Images/blog/Yamen_Saadi2.jpg
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New York Venue Hosts “Little Syria” Community Exhibit

Posted by on May 02, 2013 in Blog
Tonight will be the opening reception of an exhibition in downtown New York featuring the life and culture of the "Little Syria" community that once inhabited Lower Manhattan.
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When profiling becomes a real menace to society

Posted by Chicago Tribune on April 24, 2013 in News Clips

Some media found the possibility that foreign terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon to be too tantalizing of an explanation to pass up, even when it snares the wrong suspects.

On the day of the Boston Marathon bombings, for example, the New York Post proudly presented a scoop that misidentified an injured "Saudi national" as a terror suspect. By the next day, authorities confirmed that the badly burned man actually was a witness, not a suspect. Sorry about that.

Online vigilantism ran so wild on the Reddit online link-sharing community that its general manager Erik Martin issued...

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Arab American on Boston Marathon: “Everyone in This Room Is Holding Their Breath”

Posted by Mother Jones on April 17, 2013 in News Clips

From House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to Sara El-Amine, the national director of President Obama's political nonprofit, Organizing for Action, the Arab American community can count the Obama administration's closest political allies and enemies among their number. Both were present Tuesday night as the Arab American elite gathered to celebrate their accomplishments at a black-tie event hosted by the Arab-American Institute in Washington, DC. Yet through the revelry and clinking of glasses, and the cheerful chitchat in English and Arabic, the terrifying attack in Boston cast a shadow over the evening.  

Veteran CNN and ABC News journalist Christiane Amanpour was there to...

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Amanpour to Receive Inaugural AAIF Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism

Posted on April 15, 2013 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Omar Tewfik, 202-652-4988

Amanpour to Receive Inaugural AAIF Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism

Washington, DC – April 11, 2013 – The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) will honor Christiane Amanpour with the inaugural Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism next Tuesday, April 16th at the fifteenth annual Kahlil Gibran “Sprit of Humanity” Awards Gala in Washington, DC. The Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism isnamed for the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid who tragically passed away last year. The Anthony Shadid award honors those whose coverage of the Arab world or the...

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Countdown to Gibran

Posted on April 09, 2013 in Countdown

Casey Kasem: Gibran Individual Achievement Award Recipient

Posted by on April 02, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi Kemal Amen Kasem, better known as Casey Kasem, is the recipient of the 2013 Award for Individual Achievement at this year’s Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on April 16.
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Food for Thought: The Unique Cuisine of Gaza

Posted by on March 29, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi On Tuesday March 26th, Just World Press published a cookbook named “The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey.” This cookbook demonstrates how a complex and rich culture is connected to all aspects of food production--the Israeli siege, shortages of product movement across borders, scarcity in farming and fishing opportunities, and insufficient electricity and water.
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Arab American Awards Gala Honors Christiane Amanpour, Ralph Nader and Others

Posted on March 28, 2013 in Press Releases

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Arab American Institute Foundation Gala Honors Christiane Amanpour,Children's Defense Fund & Marian Wright Edelman, Casey Kasem and Ralph NaderAmanpour to Receive Inaugural Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism   

Washington, DC – March 28 – The Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) will hold its fifteenth annual Kahlil Gibran “Sprit of Humanity” Awards Gala on Tuesday, April 16th in Washington, DC. For fourteen years, the Gibran awards have recognized individuals, organizations, and corporations whose work reflects the ideals of the great Lebanese-American poet by promoting inclusion, cooperation and greater understanding among people...

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Gibran Awardee Profile: Children’s Defense Fund & Marian Wright Edelman

Posted by on March 27, 2013 in Blog
By Jade Zoghbi Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), a 40-year old organization dedicated to promoting social justice and advocating for disadvantaged and children and families.
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