Posted by on April 04, 2011 in Blog
Posted by on April 01, 2011 in Blog
With no leading Republican yet officially declared for president and only two exploration committees formed, the 2012 field remains wide open. However, as one surveys the list of potential candidates, one sticks out for a very simple reason. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, in contrast to most if not all of his compatriots, has kept his rhetoric on an even keel. He hasn’t pandered to or sought out the political benefits of engaging in the hyper-partisan arena of campaign politics.Daniels has separated himself from the emerging GOP field by avoiding the traditional politics of pandering to the party’s base and has...Read more
Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Blog
Posted by on March 25, 2011 in Blog
Tea partiers are “choosing substance over ceremony, character over charisma, and Gov. Daniels fits the bill,” according to Dick Armey.
So says Maggie Haberman in today’s Politico. She quotes the former House Majority Leader as saying that Daniels, who will receive the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service at our 2011 Gibran Awards Gala, has an “outstanding track record” on the practical issues that Tea Partiers care about most.
His appeal to the GOP leadership and tea partiers notwithstanding, Daniels has yet to officially announce whether he’ll throw his hat into the ring for the 2012 Republican Presidential...Read more
Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Blog
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 &...Read more
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...Read more
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany
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.
Hon. Edward M. Gabriel Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco
Hon. Eva Teig Hardy
Nemir Kirdar Investcorp International Inc.
Alma Powell Hon. Selwa S. “Lucky” Roosevelt Former White House Chief of Protocol Hon....Read more
Chair Jean R. AbiNader Moroccan American Center
Amjad Atallah New America Foundation
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
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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...Read more