Posted by Rawan Elbaba on November 29, 2017 in Blog

Hibri_Poll_Flyer.jpgA recent AAI tracking poll shows a significant positive shift accompanied by a deep partisan rift in Americans’ views of Arabs and Muslims. Once more, in the face of a documented increase in hate crimes and just months after the deadly, white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the findings seem to show Americans have a heightened awareness of racism although there remains a strong partisan divide on the extent of its impact. The poll, which includes questions on Americans’ views toward immigration, the Muslim Ban, hate crimes, white supremacy and anti-Semitism demonstrates that a majority of Americans see these issues as significant challenges for the future of our nation. Join our expert panel as we discuss the implications of these findings and what we need to do to move forward. RSVP here

WHEN: December 5, 2017 at 10 AM
WHERE: El Hibri Foundation (3rd Floor Auditorium) 1420 16th St NW


fa047370-237b-47a9-b3c3-429f951069f6_3x4_170x227.jpgJoyce Karam @Joyce_Karam
Washington Correspondent,  Al-Hayat & The National

Joyce Karam is the Washington Correspondent for Al-Hayat and The National. She has covered American politics extensively since 2004 with focus on U.S. policy towards the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked as a Journalist in Lebanon, covering the Post-war situation. Karam holds a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. 




866d159920d79c325b8bd251fc8d5be6.jpgSabrina Siddiqui @SabrinaSiddiqui 
Political Reporter, The Guardian

Sabrina Siddiqui is a political reporter at The Guardian, where she covers the Trump administration and national politics. While at The Guardian, Siddiqui covered Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the 2016 presidential race. Previously, she was a congressional reporter at The Huffington Post, where she also covered the White House and 2012 presidential race. Siddiqui got her start in the industry working on the White House desk at Bloomberg News after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a CBSN contributor, frequent analyst on MSNBC and CNN, and a contributing host on The Bill Press Show.



JZ_Older_Headshot.pngJames J. Zogby @jjz1600     
President, Arab American Institute

James Zogby co-founded the Arab American Institute in 1985 and continues to serve as its president. He is Director of Zogby Research Services, a firm that has conducted groundbreaking surveys across the Middle East. He writes a weekly column published in 12 countries. In 2010, Zogby published the highly-acclaimed book, Arab Voices. His 2013 e-books, Looking at Iran: The Rise and Fall of Iran in Arab Public Opinion and 20 Years After Oslo, are drawn from his extensive polling across the Middle East with Zogby Research Services.


MB_Headshot_1.jpgMaya Berry @iMayaBerry      
Executive Director, Arab American Institute

Maya Berry is Executive Director of the Arab American Institute, steering the Institute’s policy agenda. In 1996, Berry established AAI’s first Government Relations department, which she led for 5 years before becoming Legislative Director for House Minority Whip David Bonior, where she developed policies on international relations, human rights, trade, and immigration.