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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.
PAAIA Mentorship Success Story: Meet Sally Salari
April 30, 2015, Washington, D.C. - In 2013, Sally Salari applied to the PAAIA Mentorship Program and was matched with Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh - a renowned New York plastic surgeon who has appeared on CNN, CBS 60 minutes, NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
Deal or No Deal? Former American and Iranian Officials Weigh In
April 22, 2015, Washington, D.C. - On Monday, April 20th, the U.S. Institute of Peace in conjunction with eight prominent think tanks held a panel discussion entitled, Deal or No Deal?, which explored the challenges ahead in the final days of negotiations between Iran and the international community.
The Hil: Senate Committee Vote on Iran a Big Win for Obama and Diplomacy
April 20, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Last week's unanimous vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on legislation allowing congressional oversight of a potential nuclear deal with Iran has been interpreted by some as a setback to President Obama.
Harvard University Iranian Student Groups Mobilize, Host The First Annual Iranian Gala at Harvard
April 20, 2015, Cambridge - Presented by the Harvard College Iranian Association (HCIA) and the Harvard Law Middle East Law Students Association in collaboration with the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the First Annual Iranian Gala was held at Harvard University's Loeb House on April 3, 2015.
Cyrus Habib Passes Nowruz Resolution in Washington State Senate
April 16, 2015, Washington, D.C. - On April 9th, the Washington State Senate passed a Nowruz resolution introduced by Iranian American State Senator Cyrus Habib in honor of the Iranian New Year.
UPDATE: Jason Rezaian to be Tried on Espionage Charges in Iran
April 15, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Jason Rezaian, an Iranian American correspondent at The Washington Post, is set to be tried on espionage charges by the Iranian court. According to reports, Rezaian is accused of transmitting sensitive economic and industrial information about Iran.
UPDATE: Senate Committee Approves Iran Nuclear Agreement Act of 2015
April 14, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the Iran Nuclear Agreement Act of 2015 by a margin of 19 to 0. The legislation was amended under compromise agreement between Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Senator Bob Croker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).
Senate Should Place Iran Nuclear Vote on Hold
April 14, 2015, Washington, D.C. - The framework agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran represents an important step towards resolving the impasse over Iran's nuclear program peacefully. While the framework agreement provides a promising foundation to build on, many critical and difficult issues still remain.
Former Senior U.S. Diplomats and Military Leaders Support Nuclear Framework Agreement with Iran
April 10, 2015, Washington, D.C. - On April 6th, the Iran Project published a bipartisan statement in support of the announced framework agreement between the P5+1 and Iran over its nuclear program.
PAAIA and IABA Host Nowruz Celebration in New York
April 10, 2015, New York, NY - On March 29th, 2015, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), in collaboration with the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) held its fifth annual Nowruz Celebration at the New York County Lawyers' Association building in Manhattan.
UPDATES: P5+1 Iran Nuclear Negotiations Resource Center
April 10, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Like much of the world, Iranian Americans have followed the Iran nuclear negotiations and ensuing developments with great interest. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a resource page that provides easily accessible information about the on-going nuclear negotiations between Iran and the members of the P5+1.

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