|Persian Language Foundation Promotes Learning Persian Worldwide|
December 6, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The Persian Language Foundation (PLF), a UK registered charity that seeks to promote and advance Persian language learning worldwide, has recently announced that, the first level of its educational website, Persian Language Online, is complete.
|Iranian Americans Receive Oklahoma City Humanitarian Awards|
December 3, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) congratulates Jalal and Mohammad Farzaneh on being selected as recipients of the Oklahoma City Humanitarian Awards from the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice.
|Iranian Americans Contribute to Richness of American Life|
November 26, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) congratulates Hamid Moghadam on being named the overall winner of the 2013 National Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year and Mori Hosseini on becoming the Chairman of Florida's State University System Board of Governors.
|A First Step in Geneva|
A very thoughtful piece on the interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, which was originally published in Foreign Policy magazine by one of PAAIA's Public Policy Advisors: Alireza Nader of the Rand Corporation.
|PAAIA Releases Second Educational Video on Iran Sanctions|
November 25, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today released the second video in its educational series on the sanctions against Iran and what Iranian Americans need to know about how these sanctions may impact their lives.
|Should the U.S. Senate Place Sanctions Legislation on Hold? |
November 12, 2013, Washington, D.C. - As the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany) continue, the U.S. Senate is deliberating on numerous legislative actions that would expand and tighten existing sanctions against Iran.
|U.S. Security Experts Applaud Obama's Diplomatic Efforts|
November 7, 2013, Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of 79 former military and diplomatic leaders, intelligence officials, policymakers, and senior security experts sent a letter to the White House today, praising President Obama's diplomatic efforts to achieve a resolution to the nuclear impasse between the international community and Iran.
|PAAIA Creates Educational Video Series on Iran Sanctions|
November 6, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), in conjunction with Erich Ferrari, of Ferrari and Associates, P.C., is pleased to offer an educational video series on the sanctions against Iran and what Iranian Americans need to know about how these sanctions may impact their lives.
|Noor Iranian Film Festival Hosts Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Tonight|
October 24, 2013, Los Angeles, CA - The Noor Iranian Film Festival (NIFF) will be hosting its Red Carpet Awards Ceremony tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center, where it will announce this year's winners and honor Iranian American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo as the winner of the Noor Film Festival Achievement Award.
|Franks Legislation Authorizes Military Force Against Iran|
Recent talks between the West and Iran have created an important opportunity to resolve the Iran nuclear standoff. U.S. officials have expressed cautious optimism that a deal may be reached that protects U.S. interests. However, some in Washington seem determined to undermine the diplomatic process.
|U.S. Foreign Policy Experts Praise Obama's Diplomatic Outreach to Iran|
October 10, 2013, Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of 35 senior security experts, intelligence officials, former diplomatic and military leaders, and policymakers sent a letter to the White House on Monday, praising President Obama's diplomatic efforts to achieve a resolution to the nuclear impasse between the United States and Iran.
|PAAIA Announces 2013-2014 Mentorship Class|
September 30, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Mentorship Class, after our most competitive application cycle yet.
|PAAIA Announces Public Policy Advisors|
September 19, 2013, Washington, D.C. - PAAIA is pleased to announce that Farhad Alavi, Partner at Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, and Erich Ferrari, Principal of Ferrari and Associates, P.C. have joined PAAIA's Public Policy Advisors.
|Meet PAAIA's Fall 2013 CHIP Fellow|
September 17, 2013, Washington, D.C. - There is a new Iranian American on Capitol Hill this fall. Parnia Zahedi is the recipient of PAAIA's Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), working at the office of Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-11th/VA).
|Wrestling Regains Spot in Olympic Games|
September 10, 2013, Washington, D.C. - Wrestling has regained its spot in the Olympic Games, after being dropped from the core list of sports by the International Olympics Committee in February.
|Save the Date - IAWF Conference in New York City|
September 4, 2013, Washington, D.C. - PAAIA is pleased to announce that the Iranian American Women's Foundation (IAWF) will be holding a leadership conference in New York City on Sunday, October 27, 2013, co-sponsored by PAAIA.
|My Incredible Summer on Capitol Hill|
August 16, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The PAAIA Capitol Hill Internship Program is not just for congressional internships: this past summer, I worked in the private sector as a federal advocacy intern at the government relations firm, LNE Group.