#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

#YallaVote is Coming to a Campus Near You!

National Voter Registration Day is September 23. Learn how to set up a voter registration drive on your school's campus and see where #YallaVote will be next Tuesday!

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#YallaVote Portal

#YallaVote Portal

Looking for state voter guides, information on Arab American candidates and officials, Yalla Vote gear, or a toolkit for setting up your own voter registration drive? Our #YallaVote portal has all the information you need to get ready for November's elections!

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Take Action on the USA FREEDOM Act

Take Action on the USA FREEDOM Act

As Congress reconvenes this month, one of the many issues that remain unsolved is the continued infringement and threat to our civil liberties. Tell your Senators to pass the USA FREEDOM Act now.

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Countdown is AAI’s weekly take on what’s happening and what’s being said by candidates, officials, and pundits—here in DC and around the country.

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Deconstructing Disorder: Conversation with David Ignatius and Tom Friedman

Friday September 19, 2014

Deconstructing Disorder: Conversation with David Ignatius and Tom Friedman

By Kristyn Acho and Eddie Bejarano
Fall Intern, 2014

On Friday, September 12, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an event titled, “Middle East in Turmoil: Can it Recover?” Karim Sadjadpour, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, moderated the affair, which featured Thomas L. Friedman, columnist for the New York Times and David Ignatius, the bestselling author of Body of Lies and The Increment and journalist who has covered the Middle East and the CIA for over twenty-five years. Read More »

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“Peace after Gaza”: Aspen Institute Hosts Dr. Fayyad and UN’s Feltman for Moderated Conversation

Friday September 19, 2014

“Peace after Gaza”: Aspen Institute Hosts Dr. Fayyad and UN’s Feltman for Moderated Conversation

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

The Aspen Institute’s Middle East division hosted an event on Monday which addressed existing political challenges in Gaza. Dr. Salam Fayyad, Palestinian politician and former Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority and Jeffrey D. Feltman, American diplomat and the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, spoke with Aspen Institute President and CEO, Walter Isaacson in a moderated conversation. Read More »

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A World Not Ours: Fleifel Tells His Story

Wednesday September 17, 2014

A World Not Ours: Fleifel Tells His Story

By Kristyn Acho
Fall Intern, 2014

AAI is proud to sponsor the documentary A World Not Ours (2012) at the fourth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival. Directed by Mahdi Fleifel, the film is a compelling and intimate portrayal of three generations in exile in Lebanon’s Ein el-Helweh refugee camp. Fleifel uses his own video recordings, family archives, and historical footage to tell his story. Read More »

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What You Might Have Missed from the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

Tuesday September 16, 2014

What You Might Have Missed from the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

By now, anyone who has heard of the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) summit that took place in Washington, DC last week undoubtedly knows of the infamous incident involving Senator Ted Cruz. It is unfortunate that the only headlines out of the summit were Senator Cruz’s remarks and the audience’s reaction, as well as a few hit-pieces on the religious leaders in attendance. In an effort to highlight and “remind” people about why these leaders from across the country and the world gathered in DC last week, here are six notable things you might have missed from the IDC summit as Senator Cruz stole the spotlight. Read More »

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