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Iran and P5+1 Talks Extended an Additional Four Months
July 22, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Following negotiations between members of the P5+1 and representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) in Vienna, the Obama Administration stated Friday that talks will be extended four months past the July 20th deadline of the initial agreement.
Indications that Iran and P5+1 Talks Will Be Extended
July 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Following negotiations between members of the P5+1 and representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) in Vienna, the Obama Administration has indicated that talks will be extended as the July 20th deadline of the initial agreement approaches.
Congressional Roundup
July 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a round-up on the status of the legislation.
Cyrus Habib's Campaign for State Senate Gains Traction
July 18, 2014, washington, D.C. - State Representative Cyrus Habib's campaign for Washington State Senate continues to gain momentum with a recent Municipal League endorsement rating of outstanding, the highest rating the organization grants to candidates.
Iranian American and Santa Monica Leader Announces Bid for the Board of Education
July 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Richard Amir Tahvildaran-Jesswein, an educator and community leader, is seeking a seat on Board of Education for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.
"The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran"
Make sure not to miss this amazing lecture on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with Dr. Ulrich Marzolph of the University of Goettingen, Germany.
Reports Highlight Possible U.S. Options for Iran Sanctions Relief Under Nuclear Agreement
July 17, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The November 24, 2013 Joint Plan of Action (JPA) between Iran and the P5+1 countries- the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China- promises Iran comprehensive international sanctions relief if a final agreement is reached over its nuclear program.
PAAIA NY Private Art Reception and Tour
Please join us on Friday, July 18, 2014 for a private cocktail reception and tour of the two current exhibitions at the Taymour Grahne Gallery, the "Fixed Unknowns" curated by Ava Ansari and Molly Kleiman and "Didn't Start The Fire" curated by Nadia Ayari.
Congressional Roundup
July 11, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a roundup on the status of the legislation.
"Librarians, Patrons and Poets: The Personal Dimension of Persian Manuscripts"
Make sure not to miss this amazing lecture on Wednesday, July 10, 2014 with Dr. Amy Landau, the Associate Curator of Islamic and South Asian Art at the Walters Art Museum.
Congressional Round Up
July 2, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a roundup on the status of the legislation.
Meet Sheila Irani: Candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 4
July 1, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Sheila Irani, an entrepreneur in Lake Hollywood, recently announced her candidacy to represent District Four of the Los Angeles City Council.
Congressional Roundup
June 27, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a roundup on the status of the legislation.
The Hill: Time for US diplomatic presence in Iran?
June 26, 2014 - Last week, Great Britain announced plans to re-open its embassy in Tehran, which has been closed since 2011. As the U.S. and its allies hold discussions with Iran over its nuclear program and options to stabilize Iraq, Washington should reconsider opening a limited diplomatic post in Iran that would allow it to capitalize on strategic interests in the region.
Iranian Americans Come Together to Support Cyrus Habib for State Senate
June 20, 2014, Washington, D.C. - On June 5, 2014, PAAIA members and friends from the Washington, D.C. area gathered at the home of Robert Babayi in honor of State Representative Cyrus Habib and in support of his campaign for Washington State Senate.
Congressional Roundup
June 20, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community.
2014 National Survey of Iranian Americans Shows Diverse Community
June 20, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Last month, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) released its 2014 National Public Opinion Survey of Iranian Americans, the sixth such survey PAAIA has commissioned since its creation in 2008.
The Persian Book: Animation and Illustration
Make sure not to miss this amazing lecture on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 with Rashin Kheiriyeh, a freelance illustrator of the New York Times.
Meet Mojgan Lancman: Candidate for Queens County Civil Court Judge
June 20, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Mojgan Cohanim Lancman, an attorney with the Supreme Court of Queens, recently announced her candidacy for Queens County Civil Court Judge.
Congressional Roundup
June 13, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a roundup on the status of the legislation.
Under Ross Mirkarimi, Lowest Jail Population in San Francisco History
June 4, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Under Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco jails are almost half empty. According to the city sheriff's department, the average daily prisoner population has decreased since 2009, when that figure was 1,937.
Iranian American Marine Detained in Mexico
May 30, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Iranian American Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a decorated U.S. Marine with two combat tours in Afghanistan, has been detained in Mexico for gun charges.
Woven Words and Painted Pictures: The Persian Book in India
Make sure not to miss this amazing lecture on Wednesday June 11, 2014 with Dr. Sunil Sharma of Boston University.
PAAIA Releases 2014 National Survey of Iranian Americans
May 27, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today released the findings of its sixth national public opinion survey of Iranian Americans.
Cyrus Habib Named One of Top 40 Under 40 Rising Political Stars
May 27, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Washington State Representative Cyrus Habib was recently named one of the top 40 under 40 rising political stars by the Washington Post.
Iranian American Organizations Contact Bank of America Regarding Suspensions of Iranian Accounts
May 23, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), along with several other Iranian American organizations, sent a letter to Bank of America in response to recent reports of Iranian students or Iranian Americans whose Bank of America accounts have been suspended or terminated.
PAAIA Opens OGHAB Internship Program
May 19, 2014, Washington, D.C. - PAAIA has once again opened applications for its Opportunities for Growth, High Achievement, and Betterment (OGHAB) internship program.
When Ink and Color Meet: The Art of Painting in the Shahnameh
Make sure not to miss this amazing lecture on Wednesday May 21, 2014 with Dr. Massumeh Farhad of the Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
PAAIA Releases Report on Iranian American Immigration and Assimilation
May 14, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today released a report, "Iranian Americans: Immigration and Assimilation."
Pardis for Children Fundraising Gala - Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Pardis for Children will be hosting a fundraising gala in New York City on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to celebrate its accomplishments thus far and work to realize future dreams for the community.
Join PAAIA Staff
Interesteded in working with the Iranian American community? We're hiring a Program Manager and Staff Assistant!
Upcoming: OFAC/Iran Sanctions Panel Presentation
The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), Pars Equality Center, and the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) invite you to a panel presentation on OFAC/Iran Sanctions on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 in San Jose, California.
Meet Lily Gilani: Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
May 9, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Lily Gilani, CEO and co-founder of BuzzCounsel.com, is running to represent California's 33rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressional Roundup
May 9, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a roundup on the status of the legislation.
Congressional Roundup
May 2, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a round-up on the status of the legislation.
Iranian American Recognized for Work in Ending Atrocities of Lord's Resistance Army in Central Africa
May 2, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Iranian American Jonathan Gandomi was recently spotlighted in an article in the Washington Post for his work helping to end atrocities of the Lord's Resistance Armmy (LRA) central Africa.
Coalition of Organizations Contacts Yahoo Regarding Limited Access in Iran
May 2, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), along with a coalition of other organizations, contacted Yahoo! regarding changes that would make access to its services more difficult for those living in Iran.
Women and Youth in Modern Iran: A Film Festival
The Woodrow Wilson Center is hosting a two-day screening of a selection of Iranian films highlighting the present day realities of women and youth in Iran April 29-30, 2014.
Coming Soon: PAAIA's 2014 Survey of Iranian Americans
April 25, 2014, Washington, D.C. - In striving to become an accurate source of information about the Iranian American community, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), through George Mason University, has once again taken the lead and conducted its sixth nationwide scientific survey of Iranian Americans.
Cyrus Habib Launches Bid for Washington State Senate
April 24, 2014, Seattle, WA - On April 21, 2014, Washington State Representative Cyrus Habib announced his candidacy for the 48th Legislative District in the Washington State Senate.
PAAIA Announces New Strategic Direction
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2014) - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today announced a change in its strategic direction that will allow the organization to focus on facilitating greater understanding between the peoples of the United States and Iran, while continuing to build an influential voice for the Iranian American community and facilitating the path of success for the next generation of Iranian Americans.
"The Persian Book of Kings: Vicissitudes of a Foundational Text in Iranian Culture"
Make sure not to miss this amazing lecture on Friday April 25, 2014 with Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak of the University of Maryland.
Congressional Round Up
April 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Congress is considering a number of legislative initiatives that may be of interest to the Iranian American community.
Iranian Composer Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Albums Chart
April 18, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Iranian composer Hafez Nazeri's new album "Rumi Symphony Project: Untold" recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Albums chart.
Iranian American Detained in Iran Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison
April 16, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Amir Hekmati, an Iranian American and Marine veteran who has been detained in Iran since August 2011, has been given a ten-year prison term on charges of "practical collaboration with the American government."
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