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Iranians Living in American and Europe Write Letter to US Congress
Over 60 prominent Iranian dissidents living abroad have written a letter to the Congress of the United States, showing their support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran Deal.
Victory for Diplomacy with Iran
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) is now the 34th Senator to pledge support for the Iran nuclear agreement, enabling president Obama to sustain a veto if the Senate chooses to vote against the deal.
Humans of Iran
In the summer of 2010, Brandon Stanton set out to take pictures of the Humans of New York. He posted his touching photographs of ordinary people to a blog, captioning them with quotes from his conversations with the subjects.
Meet PAAIA's 2015 Fall CHIP Fellow
There will be a new Iranian American on Capitol Hill this fall. Shahriar Jahanbani is the recipient of the Akbar Ghahary Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), working at the office of Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.
Sanctions Experts Release Legal Manual on State of US Sanctions on Iran Following Nuclear Agreement
Iran sanctions experts, Babak Hoghooghi, Benjamin H. Flowe, Jr., and Dan Fisher-Owens recently released a legal practice guide devoted to the topic of US trade sanctions against Iran.
Iranian American Community Agrees with Experts: Iran Nuclear Deal Offers Best Chance for Peace
In just three weeks, Congress will return from its August recess to bring closure to a vigorous national debate by voting on President Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal.
Thirty-Two Prominent Scientists Send Letter of Support to President Obama Over Nuclear Agreement
Thirty-two of the nation's most prominent scientists sent a letter to President Obama last week in support of the international agreement between the world powers and Iran.
Institute of International Education Launches Initiative in Support of US-Iran Academic Exchanges
The Institute of International Education recently announced its new Iran Higher Education Initiative, which seeks to facilitate increased cooperation between higher education institutions in the United States and Iran.
Iranian Americans Place Ad in New York Times in Support of Diplomacy and Peace through the Iran Nuclear Agreement
Twenty-four prominent Iranian Americans, consisting of authors, business leaders, media personalities, scientist, and scholars, published an open letter in support of the Iran nuclear agreement as a full page advertisement in the New York Times.
Royce Introduces Legislation in Disapproval of Iran Nuclear Agreement
Representative Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced a joint resolution Tuesday in disapproval of the nuclear agreement between the world powers and Iran.
Poll Results Widely Differ
Many polls have come out in recent weeks regarding the public's attitude toward the Iran nuclear deal. Why is there such a discrepancy? Which polls should we trust?
PAAIA Launches Ad Campaign in Support of Iran Nuclear Deal
As Congress begins its deliberations on the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans is launching a national communications campaign so that the general public, our lawmakers and opinion makers are better aware of the Iranian American community's broad support for the nuclear accord reached between the international powers and Iran.
The Hill: Opening Iran
Millions of Iranians celebrated the recently reached nuclear agreement. For them, it presented a path out of Iran's long isolation, and a possible escape from years of crushing sanctions.
Iranian American Organizations Issue Statement of Support for Iran Nuclear Deal
The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), along with eight other Iranian American organizations issued a joint statement today in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The statement praises the historic diplomatic achievement and hopes for benefits to both the American and Iranian people by creating the possibility of sustained peace and renewed relations.
Bipartisan Group of National Security Leaders Applaud Agreement with Iran
On July 20, 2015, a bipartisan group of 60 National Security Leaders applauded the recently announced Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
TWO JOB OPENINGS
There are two position vacancies that we are looking to fill: Legislative Assistant and Staff Assistant. View the listing to find out more information about the positions.
Discussion: Can the IAEA Effectively Verify an Agreement between the P5+1 and Iran?
On July 15, 2015 the Atlantic Council Iran Task Force and Search for Common Ground co-hosted a discussion entitled 'Can the IAEA Effectively Verify an Agreement between the P5+1 and Iran?' which focused on the ability of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to monitor Iran's nuclear program.
PAAIA Welcomes Announcement of Nuclear Agreement between World Powers and Iran
The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) applauds today's historic announcement that the P5+1 coalition (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany) and Iran have successfully negotiated a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement over Iran's nuclear program.
Nader Tehrani Named Dean of School of Architecture at the Cooper Union
July 13, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Nader Tehrani has been named Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union in New York City - one of the most prestigious art and design universities in the United States. The Iranian American designer has led the architecture department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2010 to 2014 and is the principal of NADAAA, which is an architectural practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation.
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.


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