Times Union Endorses Shahinfar for City Treasurer

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Times Union (Albany) Endorses Shahinfar for City Treasurer 

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September 6, 2013, Albany, NY – On September 4, 2013, the Times Union (Albany), the largest daily newspaper serving the Capital Region of New York, endorsed Darius Shahinfar for City Treasurer of Albany. 

“Darius Shahinfar offers the professional choice in the city treasurer’s race,” explained the Times Union Editorial Board.  “Mr. Shahinfar has emerged as the better qualified candidate… What sets Mr. Shahinfar apart in this election is a resume that’s unblemished by troubling political connections or service in a less-than-distinguished elective body.”

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Two More Weeks Left for PAAIA Sponsored Cyrus Cylinder Exhibition Tour in San Francisco

PAAIA FlameSeptember 5, 2013, Washington, D.C. – The “Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning” exhibition will only be at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco for a little more than two weeks before it heads to the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Los Angeles for its last stop in its tour of the United States.

Whether or not you have already visited the exhibition, consider attending one of the upcoming events at the Asian Art Museum to learn more.

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Save the Date – IAWF Conference in New York City

iawfSeptember 4, 2013, Washington, D.C. – PAAIA is pleased to announce that the Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF) will be holding a leadership conference in New York City on Sunday, October 27, 2013, co-sponsored by PAAIA.  This all-day event will feature some of the most accomplished Iranian American women who will share among other things professional and educational insights. 

The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani from Goldman Sachs.  Distinguished participants  include Azita Aghravi (Commercial Real Estate), Anousheh Ansari (Entrepreneur / First Female Space Tourist), Davar Ardalan (NPR), Nadereh Chamlou (World Bank), Farnaz Fassihi (Wall Street Journal), Forough Hosseini (ICI Homes), Laya Khadjavi (ICE Canyon), Parisa Khosravi (CNN), Angella Nazarian (Best Selling Author), and many, many more.

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My Incredible Summer on Capitol Hill

capitol hillAugust 16, 2013, Washington, D.C. – The PAAIA Capitol Hill Internship Program is not just for congressional internships: this past summer, I worked in the private sector as a federal advocacy intern at the government relations firm, LNE Group. In sharing my own summer experience–a summer at the nexus of the public and private sectors–I hope that I can illuminate some of the many offerings of D.C. politics and that I can encourage other Iranian Americans to apply for CHIP internships.

Working side by side with associates of the LNE Group federal advocacy team, I gained new insight into both the congressional world and business world. 

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August 9 – September 22
“The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia” Visits San Francisco

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Iranian American Women’s Foundation Leadership Conference
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