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Open Letter to 2016 Presidential Candidates from Prominent Iranian Americans
Washington, DC - Thirty-five prominent Iranian Americans, consisting of current and former government officials, foreign policy experts, scientists, business leaders, authors and media personalities, sent an open letter urging the 2016 presidential candidates to refrain from broad generalizations about the Iranian people when discussing the prospective nuclear agreement taking shape between the P5+1 and Iran.
PAAIA Holds Congressional Briefing and Panel Discussion on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
June 26, 2015, Washington, DC - On June 19th, 2015, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans held a congressional briefing to present the findings of its 2015 National Public Opinion Survey of Iranian Americans and the American Public at large, followed by a panel discussion on the Iran nuclear negotiations.
Meet Arshya Vahabzadeh: Named as one of MedTech Boston's 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators
June 25, 2015, Washington, DC - Iranian American physician, Arshya Vahabzadeh, was recently named as one of MedTech Boston's 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators-a list of forty accomplished young professionals working to better the United States healthcare system.
Institute of International Education Leads Delegation to Iran
June 24, 2015, Washington, DC - The Institute of International Education led a delegation of senior US higher education representatives to Iran during the week of June 8th, with the goal of expanding educational cooperation with Iran.
PAAIA Releases National Public Opinion Survey of Iranian Americans and American Public Opinion Survey
June 22, 2015, Washington, DC - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans today released the findings of a national public opinion survey examining the attitudes of both Iranian Americans and the American public at large toward a number of issues related to the nuclear negotiations with Iran and US-Iranian relations.
Cyrus Copeland Investigates in New Book, Was Dad a Spy?
June 18, 2015, Washington DC - Searching for the truth behind allegations that his American father was a CIA spy in Iran, Cyrus Copeland has crafted a gripping memoir. Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, A Mother's Heroism, and A Son's Quest takes readers through a dramatic, yet witty journey in understanding his dual Iranian and American identity.
PAAIA NexGen Presents 2015 NexGen Leadership Conference
June 5, 2015, Washington, DC - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans is proud to announce that the second annual NexGen Leadership Conference will take place on July 31-August 2, 2015 at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.
Lawmakers Join in Solidarity with Families of American Detainees in Iran
June 4, 2015, Washington, DC - The family members of three American detainees in Iran and a missing fourth American, came together for the first time Tuesday to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at a hearing preceding the markup of the bipartisan measure calling on Iran to immediately release all United States citizens missing or detained within its borders.
Shirin Neshat Exhibition Provokes Reflection for Iranian and Western Viewers
June 4, 2015, Washington DC - The artwork of acclaimed Iranian artist, Shirin Neshat, is making its first solo appearance in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum.
iBridge Berlin Conference Explores Challenges and Opportunities of Entrepreneurship in Iran
June 6, 2015, Washington, DC - iBridge Berlin, a conference of high-tech entrepreneurship in Iran and the largest gathering to date of the Iranian diaspora on this topic, is set to take place June 4th through the 6th in Berlin, Germany.
PAAIA NexGen Introduces New Board for 2015
June 6, 2015, Washington, DC - PAAIA NexGen is proud to announce the 2015 National NexGen Board has been reorganized with a renewed commitment to strengthen the next generation of Iranian American leaders.
Iranian American Organizations Seek Clarification and Apology from Senator Graham on Iranian Comments
May 27, 2015, Washington, D.C. - PAAIA, along with six other Iranian American organizations, signed a joint statement today calling on Senator Lindsey Graham to clarify his comments at the Southern Republic Conference last week.
PAAIA Seeks Clarification and Apology from Senator Graham on Offensive Iranian Comments
May 25, 2015, Washington, DC - Addressing the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on Friday, May 22nd, Senator Lindsey Graham made highly offensive and incendiary comments by equating all Iranians to liars.
PAAIA Hosts a Collaborative Dialogue between the Iranian and American Medical and Public Health Communities
New York, May 19, 2015 - In support of increased collaboration between the medical and public health communities of the United States and Iran, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans is hosting a luncheon today that brings together two Chancellors from Iran's leading medical/health universities with distinguished Iranian American doctors from the New York Metropolitan area.
US House of Representatives Approves Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015
May 14, 2015, Washington DC - The US House of Representatives today approved the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a margin of 400 to 25. The vote comes a week after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the act, which will grant congressional oversight and potential vote on any deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
PAAIA Congratulates Iranian American Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipients
May 14, 2015, Washington, DC - Seven highly accomplished Iranian Americans were awarded the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 9th, 2015 for distinguishing "themselves within their own ethnic group while exemplifying the values of the American way of life."
Senate Passes Legislation Calling for Release of US Citizens in Iran
May 12, 2015, Washington, DC - The Senate adopted yesterday a concurrent resolution calling on the Iranian government to immediately release all 3 US citizens held in Iran and help locate a fourth.
Meet Dr. Nikki Iravani: Inventor of EyeXam App
May 12, 2015, Washington, DC - Dr. Nikki Iravani is the inventor of the EyeXam app - the first and only patented self-administered vision screening test for mobile devices.
District Court Rejects Challenge to Dismiss Discrimination Claims in Tabaddor Case
May 7, 2015, Los Angeles, CA - In a ruling issued on April 23rd, U.S. District Judge George Wu rejected a motion by the federal government to dismiss Iranian American immigration judge Ashley Tabaddor's claim against the Department of Justice for employment discrimination based on race or national origin and gave her leave to amend a claim of religious discrimination.
Bipartisan House Resolution Calls for Release of Iranian Americans Detained in Iran
May 6, 2015, Washington, D.C. - On April 29, 2015, Congressman Dan Kildee introduced a resolution calling on the Iranian government to immediately release all U.S. citizens detained in Iran as well as provide information on U.S. citizens who have disappeared within Iran's borders.
The Hill - Iranians Like America: We Should Take Advantage
May 4, 2015, Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate deliberates on legislation that would require the Obama administration to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress, lawmakers would be wise to also implement policies that would support and engage one of the United States' greatest assets in the Middle East - the Iranian people.

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