Posts Tagged ‘Arab Spring Dreams’

Vancouver Observer: Of Mosques and Men

01/9/2013 | Nasser Weddady | News

AIC’s Nasser Weddady comments in the Vancouver Observer’s piece that questions if the MENA region is entering and “Islamist Winter.” Read the full article here.

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OTTAWA CITIZEN: On the front lines of a global struggle

10/26/2012 | Arab Spring Dreams | News

“[Arab Spring Dreams is] a collection of essays written by very real people who live in the unfree parts of the Middle East. They take everyday risks on behalf of […]

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TELEGRAPH: How the Rushdie affair has inspired some fine Arab writing

Arab Spring Dreams scratches well beneath the surface of the societies concerned and probes into their psychological and social fabric. And in doing so, it proves that contrary to the claims […]

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THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT: Taking in the Arab Spring

The Times Literary Supplement recently reviewed “Arab Spring Dreams”, edited by AIC’s Nasser Weddady and activist Sohrab Ahmari, along with five other books analyzing the Arab Spring. From the review: […]

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AIC promotes religious freedom for minorities in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 – As the Middle East continues to face political and social transition, it is critical for the U.S. to advocate for the safety and security of religious minorities in the […]

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AIC announces release of ‘Arab Spring Dreams’ anthology spotlighting Mideast youth’s struggle for rights

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2012 – The American Islamic Congress (AIC) today celebrated the publication of Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa […]

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AIC’s Nasser Weddady briefs Council on Foreign Relations on Arab youth

03/28/2012 | News

NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 - Nasser Weddady, Director of Civil Rights Outreach for AIC, addressed members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York at the event titled […]

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Sohrab Ahmari featured in The Atlantic

03/20/2012 | News

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 – Sohrab Ahmari was featured in The Atlantic today for his work detailing the remarkable rise, fall, and flight to freedom of an man who fell in […]

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‘Arab Spring’ anthology gives ‘raw access to authentic voices’

03/13/2012 | Arab Spring Dreams | News

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 – AIC has compiled the most exceptional entries to its annual “Dream Deferred” contest into an anthology of essays penned by young Middle Eastern dissidents entitled […]

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AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, interviewed by the USA Today

The USA Today recently interviewed AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, about Project Nur and the students’ effort to educate communities about the Syrian conflict. Click here to read the full article.

02/10/2014 | News

UICSPH Project Summary: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations praises program’s “proven results”

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health posted a summary abstract of AIC’s Ambassadors for Peace Project in Iraq, which wrapped up in December 2013. It highlights […]

12/15/2013 | News

American Islamic Congress Announces Fourth Annual Benefit: Light Up The Night

BOSTON, December 4— On the heels of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the U.N. Human Rights Day, the Cultural Center at the The American Islamic Congress (AIC) will […]

12/3/2013 | News | Press Releases
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