Greg Simon to Receive Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 01, 2017 in Blog

For the past two decades, Greg Simon has been instrumental in crafting landmark health and science policies that have moved our country forward with clarity and compassion. From his time in government through his work in the private sector, his efforts are a testament to his dedication to public service.   Mr. Simon began his career in the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where he handled issues relating to biotechnology and scientific...

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Muhammad Ali: The Loss of a Champion

Posted by Natalie Nisco-Frank on June 04, 2016 in Blog
As the world mourns the passing of civil rights icon and world-renowned athlete, Muhammad Ali, AAI President, James Zogby, remembered some of the special moments Ali shared with our community...
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Arab American Leaders and Students Advocate for Justice

Posted on April 22, 2016 in Press Releases

For immediate release Contact: Jennifer Salan 202-429-9210   Arab American Leaders and Students Advocate for Justice 170+ in DC for Hill & Administration Meetings   April 22, 2016 (Washington) As part of its 18th Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala, the Arab American Institute organized its annual advocacy days on Capitol Hill and the White House. This year, AAI partnered with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the National Network for Arab American Communities (NAAC), and the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) to host...

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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 11: Finish Line (Barely) in Sight

Posted on April 22, 2016 in Countdown
AAI's weekly take on news from Washington, around the country, and abroad.
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Gibran Gala Shines Light on Refugees; Honors Jamie Farr and Suzanne Sareini

Posted by Rawan Elbaba on April 20, 2016 in Blog

“Refugees are all around us. As a community that has known the refugee plight for more than a century, we must help the world find its better angels and assist the millions displaced today.” That’s how Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF) Executive Director Maya Berry put into perspective the Foundation’s decision to focus on refugees at this year’s annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards. “With more than 60 million people forcibly displaced in every region of the world, we are proud to shine a light on those working to assist and empower refugees. The UNHCR, the...

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2016 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Posted on April 18, 2016 in Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

Join us on April 19th in Washington, DC for our 18th annual Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala.


Syrian Violinist Mariela Shaker to Perform at Gibran Gala

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 01, 2016 in Blog
Syrian refugee and violin virtuoso Mariela Shaker will perform at our 18th annual Gibran Gala.
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Alek Wek, Supermodel & Refugee Advocate to Present Gibran Award to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Posted on March 22, 2016 in Press Releases
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, supermodel and former refugee Alek Wek will join the Arab American Institute Foundation’s annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards to recognize UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with the Gibran Award for International Commitment.
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2016 Leadership Day Schedule

Posted on March 14, 2016 in 2016 Kahlil Gibran Awards Gala

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The Honorable Suzanne Sareini to Receive the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service at the 2016 Gibran Awards Gala

Posted by Yasmin Hussein on March 10, 2016 in Blog

        The Honorable Suzanne SareiniNajeeb Halaby Award for Public Service As a wave of anti-Arab sentiment confronted Dearborn and challenged our community’s place in Michigan, Suzanne Sareini stepped forward to run for City Council in 1989. She went on to become the first ever Arab American elected to public office in that city. Drawing on multi-ethnic support, she was reelected for six consecutive terms. As a second generation community member who was born in Dearborn, Ms. Sareini’s...

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