Arab Voices: What They are Saying and Why it Matters

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

James Zogby

James Zogby

James Zogby

Dr. James Zogby has been instrumental in helping Arabs better understand America and encouraging Americans to better understand the Arab world. Arab Voices brings into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding the people of the Arab world.  Here, Jim debuts a brand new, comprehensive poll, bringing numbers to life so that we can base policy and perception on the real world, rather than on a conjured reality.

Dr. Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.-based organization which serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. Since 1985, Dr. Zogby and AAI have led Arab American efforts to secure political empowerment in the U.S. Through voter registration, education and mobilization, AAI has moved Arab Americans into the political mainstream. 

Zogby currently serves on the national advisory board of the ACLU, The Human Rights Watch Board of Directors for the Middle East and North Africa and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Additionally, he is a Senior Advisor for the polling firm Zogby International, where he is responsible for the firm's groundbreaking polling across the Middle East. Since 2001 he has hosted the award-winning "Viewpoint with James Zogby" on Abu Dhabi Television, LinkTV, Dish Network, and DirectTV.

Sponsors include the American Friends Service Committee—Middle East Peace Education Project, Catholic Peace Ministry, Iowa Chapter of Methodist Federation for Social Action, Drake Center for Global Citizenship, Drake Muslim Student Association, Progressive Coalition of Central Iowa, Des Moines Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace, Peace Committee of Plymouth Congregational Church, Des Moines Chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

For more info, contact Kathleen McQuillen at 515-274-4851, ext. 22 or KMcquillen@afsc.org.

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