Arab, Muslim, Sikh & South Asian American Community Leaders Meet with DHS Secretary Napolitano

Posted on January 29, 2010 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca Brown 202-429-9210 ext. 23

WASHINGTON, DC January 29, 2010—In a meeting with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday to discuss joint efforts against domestic violent extremists, Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian American community leaders welcomed commitments by the Secretary to promote meaningful, positive and authentic dialogue. Leaders from national and local organizations representing these communities expressed concern about DHS policies, such as racial, ethnic, and religious profiling at airports and the border, that have eroded the government’s trust...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Dean Obeidallah, Ken Walsh, Danny Seideman

Posted on January 29, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: January 28, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby - Ken Walsh, Chief White House correspondent for U.S. News and World Report; Danny Seidemann, Consulting Legal Advisor and founder of Ir Amim; Dean Obeidallah, Arab American Comedian
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Arab Nations Unite in Relief Effort for Haiti

Posted on January 27, 2010 in Press Releases

January 27, 2010 Information: Rebecca Brown (202) 429-9210 or rbrown@aaiusa.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, January 27 – While not drawing press attention to their efforts, Arab nations have united in an effort to provide needed assistance to support the humanitarian relief work being undertaken in Haiti. The Arab American Institute (AAI) believes that their generosity should be showcased, and has compiled a list of Arab nation contributions from information available to date.

“While not covered in the US media, we felt it was important to impart this...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Allan Lichtman, Bill Corcoran, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish

Posted on January 22, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: January 21, 2010 On Thursday’s edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby – Allan Lichtman, Professor of History at American University; Bill Corcoran, President of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA); Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Physician and peace activist.
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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Evelyn Garcia, Robert Malley, Steven Clemons, Mike German

Posted on January 15, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: January 14, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby – Evelyn Garcia, President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Democratic Caribbean Caucus of Florida; Rob Malley, Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group; Steve Clemons, author of the popular political blog, Washington Note, and Director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation; Mike German, Former FBI agent and current Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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Hill Briefing: Targeting Needles, or Adding More Hay?: Airport Profiling, ‘Countries of Interest’

Posted on January 11, 2010 in Reports

Washington, D.C. – January 11, 2010 – The Arab American Institute held a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, Targeting Needles, or Adding More Hay?: Airport Profiling, 'Countries of Interest', and American Security, where three experts discussed the new Transportation Security Agency (TSA) screening regulations and the impact of these policies on aviation safety, affected travelers, and overall national security. The new TSA regulations require passengers traveling on passports from 14 countries, considered either “state sponsors of terror” or “countries of interest,” to be automatically subjected to enhanced screening procedures including full body searches and luggage inspections, in addition to the...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Ken Walsh, Afshin Molavi, Mike German

Posted on January 08, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: January 7, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby - Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report; Afshin Molavi, Author, and Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation; Mike German, Former FBI agent and current Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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General James L. Jones to offer closing remarks at Arab American Leadership Summit

Posted on October 22, 2009 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Christina Zola (202) 429-9210 desk (202) 494-9859 cell czola@aaiusa.org

Washington D.C. – October 22, 2009 –National Security Advisor to the President General James L. Jones will address the Leadership Summit’s closing session on Monday, October 26, 2009. General Jones will brief Summit attendees on the Obama Administration’s continuing diligence in a wide range of Arab American issues.

General Jones’ remarks will address Arab American leaders from 19 states who represent over 35 Arab American organizations and businesses.

Although the session is closed, the White House will make...

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AAI to Host 21st Annual Virginia Candidates’ Night

Posted on September 21, 2009 in Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Christina Zola (202) 429-9210 × 21 desk (202) 494-9859 cell czola@aaiusa.org AAI to Host 21st Annual Virginia Candidates’ Night

Popular annual event is shaping up to be another success

WASHINGTON – September 21, 2009 – The Arab American Institute will be hosting its 21st annual Virginia Candidates’ Night on September 27th in Tysons Corner, Va. AAI is pleased to welcome guest speaker Congressman Charles Boustany of Louisiana and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds, who have confirmed their attendance. Former Congressman Tom Davis will serve...

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