PAAIA Announces Public Policy Advisors


Farhad Alavi
Partner at Akrivis Law Group, PLLC
Erich Ferrari
Principal of Ferrari & Associates, P.C.

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 & Associates, P.C., have joined PAAIA’s Public Policy Advisors. 

To date, PAAIA has been fortunate to have had the counsel of four public policy experts, who have been providing feedback on PAAIA’s Public Policy Center activities. These advisors include:

Afshin Molavi – Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Alireza Nader – International Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C.
Karim Sadjadpour – Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.
Alex Vatanka – Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C.

The Public Policy Center is the policy arm of PAAIA, created to gather, maintain, and provide reliable and unbiased information on the Iranian American community and its needs and issues. One of the core activities of the Public Policy Center is the Annual Surveys of Iranian Americans, which collect accurate demographic and attitudinal information about the Iranian American community.  The surveys are an integral component of better understanding the Iranian American community and have been presented to the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of State, and other U.S. government agencies.

The Public Policy Center also aims to educate the Iranian American community about the laws, regulations, and policies that affect their lives through select reports and analysis on various issues of interests.  In addition, the center also provides a mechanism for Iranian Americans to actively participate in the American civic process and advance the interests of the Iranian American community on issues that impact them.

Click here to read the biographies of the newly chosen PAAIA Public Policy Advisors.

Click here to learn more about PAAIA’s Public Policy Center and its mission.

PAAIA thanks our Public Policy Advisors for their expertise and counsel and for investing their intellectual resources in supporting and promoting the needs of the Iranian American community.

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