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Middle East Dialogue 2018: A New Collective Vision, Washington DC @ The Whittemore House
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Middle East Dialogue 2018: A New Collective Vision, Washington D.C.

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Partial view of the hilltop Palestinian village of Hisma (Hizma), with northbound Jerusalem highway and Mir Forest in the foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Partial view of the hilltop Palestinian village of Hisma (Hizma), with northbound Jerusalem highway and Mir Forest in the foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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Register for the Middle East Dialogue 2018!

The 2018 Middle East Dialogue: A New Collective Vision promises a venue rich with discussions and insights regarding issues crucial to the Middle East. You are kindly invited by the Policy Studies Organization to attend this year’s conference. We have an exemplary selection of scholars, policymakers, national representatives, business and nonprofit leaders in this year’s program. It is our hope that interested parties and friends of the PSO will join in on the discussions and networking opportunities at 2018 MED. For this reason, recipients of this message, and their guests, will receive courtesy registrations for this year’s conference. Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

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We kindly ask that if you are interested in attending, register at:

The purpose of the Middle East Dialogue is to promote multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to, education initiatives, social, economic, and political reforms, nuclear proliferation, interfaith dialogue, women’s gains and challenges, peace initiatives, and potential areas of conflict in the Middle East. We embrace a spectrum of political and religious persuasions to discuss issues in a spirit of tolerance and free discourse.

We appreciate your consideration and your passing along of the invitation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Warm regards,
Gabriella Fernandes

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Development and Programs Associate
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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J Street Convention Washington D.C. @ Omni Shoreham Hotel
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – Apr 17 @ 10:00 am
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J Street Convention Washington D.C.

Just over two months from now, thousands of people will come together in Washington, DC for the largest event in J Street’s history at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW Washington, DC. The event will mark J Street’s 10th anniversary. You won’t want to miss it.

Over the past ten years, the political power you have built as J Street members has made our conference a destination for activists, diplomats and elected officials who share our values and the core belief that responsible US leadership can make this world a better place.

Amna Farooqi, former Muslim President of J Street U

Since his election, President Trump has also demonstrated the consequences of irresponsible American leadership. His administration’s extreme foreign policy seems to have taken aim at precisely the issues most dear to us.

That’s why it’s so important that in 2018, you don’t stay home. If you’ve ever considered showing up for J Street’s National Conference, this is the year to do it.

Show up to hear from candidates and members of Congress and learn how you can make a difference during the vital 2018 election.

Show up to speak out on the issues that matter most to you as we ascend Capitol Hill to meet with Congress on Advocacy Day.

The Arab Daily News

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Show up for J Street’s 10th Anniversary Conference.

Early bird rates expire Thursday at midnight, so now is the time to register.

I hope to see you in April,

Courtney Rohrbach
J Street Director of Events and Marketing>


Join thousands of pro-Israel, pro-peace leaders and advocates and make your voice heard in Washington, DC.

Coinciding with J Street’s 10th anniversary, the J Street National Conference will be a vital opportunity to speak out for the kind of Israel and the kind of American politics we need to see. Gathering in Washington, DC, we’ll showcase the weight that we’re mobilizing behind the fight for democracy, tolerance and diplomacy-first policies that advance a better future.

At the conference you will learn about what’s going on in the region from world-class experts and senior political leaders, strategize with innovators and activists working to solve the conflict, connect with other committed supporters from around the country and join us as we send a strong message to Congress. Just six months before the crucial 2018 midterms elections, our conference will be a gathering place for those working towards transformational political change.

We’ll take stock of our movement’s decade of impressive accomplishments and growth, and gear up for the difficult and important work that lies ahead of us.

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ACLU to receive award from Arab American Institute @ J.W. Marriott
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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ACLU to receive award from Arab American Institute

The Arab American Institute Foundation will host its 20th annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the  J.W. Marriott,  1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.

The Black Tie reception begins at 5:30 PM

Arab American Institute Khalil Gibran Awards 20th Anniversary

Arab American Institute Khalil Gibran Awards 20th Anniversary

This years awardees include:

Greg Simon
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Award for Institutional Excellence

The Honorable Senator Frances Black
Award for Individual Achievement

José Andrés & World Central Kitchen
Award for International Commitment

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The Honorable Marcelle M. Wahba
Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service

Reservations at the J.W. Marriott can be made by calling the hotel at 1-800-393-2503 or visiting the Gibran Awards J.W. Marriott reservation page.

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ADC 38th National Convention, Washington D.C. @ Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 10:00 pm
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ADC 38th National Convention Sept. 28 – 30

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) would like to announce that our 38th National Convention will take place in Washington, D.C. the last weekend of September 2018!

We are excited to invite you to join us this year from Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Save the dates–we hope you will be able to join us!

As always, we look forward to coming together as a community to discuss the urgent issues affecting Arab-Americans across the country. There is no better time and place to join the efforts in fostering equality, protecting Arab-American civil rights and promoting intercultural dialogue than at the 38th annual ADC National Convention.

ADC Convention photo

ADC Convention photo

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