February 24, 2012 – PAAIA Advocates to Protect Persian Artifacts

PAAIA Advocates to Protect Persian Artifacts


Persian ArtifactsFebruary 16, 2012, Washington, D.C – Last week, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) contacted Senator Robert Menendez regarding his amendment to the Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Human Rights Act of 2012, and its potential impact on the University of Chicago’s collection of Persian Artifacts.

In the 1930s and 1960s, the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute collaborated with Iran in excavating ancient clay tablets from the Persepolis and Chogha Mish sites and shipped them to Chicago for reconstruction and long-term research.


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IAPAC Co-hosts Reception for Dr. Milad Pooran for Congress


Dr. Milad PooranFebruary 22, 2012, Washington, D.C. – On February 12, 2012, PAAIA members and friends gathered in support of Dr. Milad Pooran in his bid for 6th Congressional District of Maryland. The event was co-sponsored by the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), the connected PAC of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), and held at the home of Mr. Babak Hoghooghi and Mrs. Parastoo Golestani.

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PAAIA Launches Capitol Hill Internship Program


PAAIA FlameFebruary 7, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is pleased to announce the launch of its Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP), which aims to promote increased civic participation by young Iranian Americans.

The CHIP program will offer college students or recent graduates of Iranian descent the unique opportunity to get a firsthand look at our nation’s legislative and political process. In conjunction with Congressional offices in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, applicants who are accepted will spend approximately 6-8 weeks during the summer living and working in the nation’s capital.

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PAAIA Brings Nowruz to Elementary Schools Nationwide


Haft SeenFebruary 8, 2012, Washington, D.C. – For young children born and raised in the US and celebrating every American national holiday, explaining the concept behind Nowruz, a tradition basked in over 2500 years of history, can be a daunting task. Similarly, parents keen to share their history and heritage with their American friends and other parents don’t always have the tools and resources to do so.

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