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Posted on November 28, 2012 in Arab American Institute
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 JW Marriott Hotel 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 5:30 Reception
6:30 Gala Black Tie Tickets & Sponsorship
2013 Gala Support
2013 Awardees honoring
Anthony Shadid Award for Excellence in Journalism
Posted on May 22, 2012 in Arab American Institute
The Arab American Institute Foundation’s fourteenth annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala was held in Washington, DC on April 18, 2012. More than 500 people—Ambassadors from throughout the Arab world, members of Congress and the Obama Administration, leaders of national NGOs and community organizations, business leaders from around the globe—all friends and supporters of the AAI Foundation and of the Arab American community, came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the evening’s honorees.
At the heart of the Gala was a tribute to two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid, whose February 2012 passing in Syria struck a fierce...Read more
Posted by Middle East Voices on April 26, 2012 in News Clips
Since 1999, a unique awards program created by the Washington-based Arab American Institute (AAI) has thrived by awarding individuals embodying the ideals of Lebanese – American poet Khalil Gibran and his love for humanity, equality and better understanding between East and west.
Gibran’s famous 1923 book, The Prophet, reflects his commitment to better understanding and tolerance among racial, ethnic, and religious communities. The winners of this year’s Gibran Awards continue to embody the poet’s ideals.
The Gibran Award for Institutional Excellence was given to Southern Poverty Law Center, established in Alabama in 1971 and had championed the efforts...Read more Original Article
Posted by Middle East Voices on April 25, 2012 in News Clips
Khalil Gibran is often called one of the greatest thinkers of all time. The Lebanese American poet and artist is revered for his insight into the soul of mankind. On today’s “Big Ideas” we look at the “big ideas” of Gibran. V-O-A’s Susan Yackee speaks with Professor Suheil Bushrui of the University of Maryland, who has written extensively about Gibran. She also chats with Correspondent Mohamed Elshinnawi and Middle East Voices Managing Editor Davin Hutchins about the Arab American Institute issuing the Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards. Delve into the thinking and the legacy of Khalil Gibran on “Big...Read more Original Article
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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Blog
On April 18, more than 500 Arab Americans from across the country gathered at the Renaissance Hotel for the 2012 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala, hosted by the Arab American Institute Foundation (AAIF). At a time of unprecedented challenges, the Gibran Awards brought the Arab American community together to honor leaders in fostering greater understanding and promoting the common good.
Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Syria and president of AMIDEAST, received the Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service. After he was presented the award by U.S. Secretary of...Read more
Posted by Palestine Note on April 19, 2012 in News Clips
Last night, the Arab American Insitute hosted its thirteenth annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity awards ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The awards are aimed at recognizing individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting co-existence and inclusion in all walks of life. Palestine Note had the opportunity this year to catch up with Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, the Arab Thought Foundation, and the Southern Poverty Law Center learn more about why these incredible individuals and organizations had been chosen for the honor.
Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, Najeeb Halaby Award for...Read more Original Article
Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Blog
Today, after months of preparation, hundreds of Arab Americans and friends from all walks of life will come together to celebrate the astonishing accomplishments of a few who have worked to change the world around them. The Kahlil Gibran “Sprit of Humanity” Awards Gala, now in its fourteenth year, honors those whose work promotes inclusion, cooperation, and greater understanding among people of diverse backgrounds, both at home and abroad - a task particularly important for a community still grappling with the realities of a post-9/11 environment. "This year the gala could not have come at a more important time...Read more