Arab American Institute

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The Arab American Institute (AAI) was established in 1985 and is based in Washington.

Organization headed by President, Dr. James J. Zogby. [1]

According to their website:

"The Arab American Institute (AAI) represents the policy and community interests of Arab Americans throughout the United States and strives to promote Arab American participation in the U.S. electoral system. AAI focuses on two areas: campaigns and elections and policy formation and research. The Institute strives to serve as a central resource to government officials, the media, political leaders and community groups and a variety of public policy issues that concern Arab Americans and U.S. – Arab relations." [2]

As part of the Democracy Coalition Project democracy roundtable, on January 18, 2005 the AAI participated in "Strengthening Palestinian Democracy" workshop along with Larry Garber from the New Israel Fund, Martin Indyk from the Saban Center for Middle East Policy Brookings Institution and Mort Halperin from the Open Society Institute.


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Contact Information

Arab American Institute
1600 K Street NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 429-9210
Fax: (202) 429-9214
web site: