2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awardees

2015 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awardees

We are pleased to announce we will be honoring award winning actress and humanitarian Salma Hayek Pinault, NYU President John Sexton, the Honorable Michael Baroody, and Pulitzer prize-winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright at this year's Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards Gala. Read more about the awardees and purchase your tickets today!

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Contact Your Elected Representatives about their Attendance at Netanyahu’s Speech

Contact Your Elected Representatives about their Attendance at Netanyahu’s Speech

Join AAI, ADC, and CPAO in contacting your elected representatives about their attendance at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech.

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Saving Lebanon

Saving Lebanon

Lebanon has become “the forgotten front” since all too often, the conflict ongoing within Lebanon is ignored in discussions about the war against ISIL. The immediate danger, however, is real. Read AAI's new report on how and why U.S. Congress must stand behind the people of Lebanon.

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Download Now: 114th Congressional Leadership Report

Download Now: 114th Congressional Leadership Report

Read our report on how new leadership in the 114th Congress will impact the issues that matter most to the Arab American community.

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Arab American-led initiative promotes Nile River cooperation

Friday April 17, 2015

Arab American-led initiative promotes Nile River cooperation

By Eve Soliman
Winter Intern, 2015

On Monday, March 23rd the leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan signed a preliminary agreement approving Ethiopia’s hydroelectric project and provide the framework principles for building the dam that would impact the entire region. The construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is projected to be completed in 2017 and will cost $4.2 billion dollars. Read More »

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John Sexton to receive the Award for Individual Achievement at the 2015 Gibran Awards Gala

Tuesday April 14, 2015

John Sexton to receive the Award for Individual Achievement at the 2015 Gibran Awards Gala

“The status quo is not an option. We’re in for what I call a radical restructuring of higher education today.” John Sexton established himself as a pioneer figure in the formation of the Global Network University as the President of New York University. Mr. Sexton helped make the idea of borderless education possible and has made great strides to improve U.S. relations with the rest of the world through the unifying force of education. Read More »

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Alaa Basatneh, Peaceful Syrian Protestor’s Ally in Chicago

Tuesday April 07, 2015

Alaa Basatneh, Peaceful Syrian Protestor’s Ally in Chicago

By Maha Elsamahi
Winter Intern, 2015

When speaking with Alaa Basatneh, you immediately get a sense of her quiet tenacity and unrelenting hope. At only 22, she has become an essential player in organizing peaceful protests against the Syrian regime from her home in Chicago. Read More »

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Unsung Heroes

Thursday April 02, 2015

Unsung Heroes

By Maha Elsamahi
Winter Intern, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember the women in the Middle East and all over the world who work daily and without fanfare to ensure that their communities are just and peaceful places. When the cameras are off and journalists have moved on to the next story, their work continues—often at great personal risk. Read More »

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