New Report Assesses the Benefits and Costs of Sanctions Against Iran

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New Report Assesses the Benefits and Costs of Sanctions Against Iran

capitol-hill_150 3December 14, 2012, Washington, D.C. – A recently released report, entitled “Weighing Benefits and Costs of International Sanctions Against Iran,” aims to provide an objective and nonpartisan analysis of the issue of sanctions against Iran.  The report was published by the Iran Project and signed by 38 former members of Congress, senior diplomats, and military officers, as well as business leaders and foreign policy experts, including three PAAIA Board members and a public policy advisor.

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Newly Created Foundation Seeks to Help Children of War

shiva2December 14, 2012, Washington, D.C. – John F. Kennedy once said: “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”  In a world mired in politics, war, a sliding economy, and social disorder, children are often the innocent victims. Many have their lives disrupted or devastated by acts of war, lack of health care services, poverty, and homelessness. As global citizens, we must take time to ensure that these young victims are provided with the needed support and services to grow and prosper.

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An Iranian American Experience on Capitol Hill

darien1December 14, 2012, Washington D.C. – I am the proud recipient of the 2012 Fall PAAIA CHIP Fellowship. Through PAAIA’s Capitol Hill Internship Program, I have learned how Congress operates, and in the process, I’ve gained invaluable experience and met wonderful people. Thanks to Dr. Akbar Ghahary’s sponsorship, Iranian Americans can become more involved and informed about the inner workings of our legislative process.

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U.S. State Department Issues New Travel Warning for Iran

state_logoDecember 14, 2012, Washington, D.C. – The U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning on December 7, 2012 for U.S. citizens considering travel to Iran. It supersedes a warning that was issued April 27, 2012 to add additional contact information for the U.S. interests Ssction in Tehran.

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DC NexGen Hosts Dana Shakiba

paaianexgenDecember 14, 2012, Washington, D.C. – On December 13, 2012, NexGen DC hosted Dana Shakiba to come speak about his experiences to DC PAAIA members and NexGenners.

Dana Shakiba is the founder of Appadana, a mobile application development company based in Washington, DC.

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oznoz 2PAAIA members can receive 10% off their orders on Oznoz this holiday season using the coupon code HOLIDAY12. Oznoz offers excellent products for young Iranian American children, such as the Hoosh Hoosh Bahoosh DVDs and the Mixed Nutz Persian Adventure. Click here to view Oznoz’s holiday gift-giving guide.

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Congressional Update

To view this week’s Congressional Update click here.

Public Policy Center
Panel Presentations

Click here to view more information and a video of our panel presentation: Assessing US Policy On Iran.

Click here to view more information and a video of our panel presentation on the Electronic Curtain.

Public Policy Center

PAAIA’s most recent publications, include our 2012 Annual National Survey of Iranian Americans, the Congressional 
Scorecard for the 112th Congress
2012 Report on Iran Sanctions Legislation, and our Annual Surveys, click here.

 Public Policy Center ActionCenter

To take action and help promote and advance the interests of the Iranian American community on issues that impact us, click here.

Public Policy Center NewsCenter

To access aggregated information and news feeds on Iran, the United States, and the world, click here.

Upcoming Events

December 18
Premiere of “The Iranian Americans” PBS Documentary

December 21
PAAIA Houston Holiday Party

January 10
NexGen DC Meeting featuring Haleh Esfandiari

January 13
The New Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations Panel

PAAIA Chicago’s Virtual Food Drive for Persian Thanks

Maz Jobrani’s Fundraiser

March 2013
Cyrus Cylinder Tour
Washington, D.C.





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