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  • Vying for the ‘Gold’ Standard in Security at Olympics

    January 31, 2014
    For the athletes entering the Winter Olympics, it’s about the games. For the host city of Sochi, Russia, it’s also an exercise in homeland security. From Feb. 7 to the 23rd, the world will be watching as thousands of athletes from more than 80 countries showcase their skills and extraordinary talents in a competition among the world’s best athletes. Right now, days before the Olympics commence, the Russians have been ramping up their security in Sochi with more than 50,000 police, army and security officers.

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  • President Obama Tells Congress: You Are Either a Help or a Hindrance

    January 29, 2014
    On Jan. 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union, discussing three key elements needed to make America more prosperous: opportunity, action and optimism. Touching upon unemployment, our broken immigration system and equality for women, Obama delivered a powerful speech with some choice words for Congress and their delay tactics.

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  • MPAC Urges Senate to Oppose Sanctions on Iran

    January 14, 2014
    On Tuesday, Jan. 15, MPAC joined 62 national faith-based, security and advocacy organizations in sending a letter to the Senate urging all members to oppose legislation, Senate Bill 1881 "Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013," which seeks to impose new sanctions against Iran.

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  • Elshishtawy Travels to Spain, Meets with Muslims Leaders

    January 2, 2014
    Recently, Hoda Elshishtawy, MPAC’s National Policy Analyst, traveled to Spain as part of a U.S. State Department trip to meet with Muslim communities and learn about the issues they face with integration, education and civic engagement.

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  • Elshishtawy Talks About Dangers of Law Enforcement Surveillance

    January 2, 2014
    This past November, Hoda Elshishtawy, MPAC’s National Policy Analyst, spoke on a panel about racial profiling, surveillance and hate crimes at the South Asian Bar Association, Washington, DC, (SABA-DC) Civil and Human Rights Symposium at George Washington University (GWU).

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  • MPAC to Release ‘Declaration Against Extremism’ at Friday Press Conference

    December 11, 2013
    This Friday, MPAC will be joined by prominent American Muslim leaders for a press conference to stand together and sign a “Declaration Against Extremism,” a document authored by MPAC Senior Adviser, Dr. Maher Hathout, reflecting upon his thoughts and priorities.

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  • Apply for MPAC & AAANY Fellowship:

    December 9, 2013
    MPAC announced it will partner with the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) for its Spring 2014 Research Fellowship, which will document the impact of surveillance on Muslim New Yorkers. Specifically, the fellowship will look at how the civic engagement and political mobilization of targeted communities have been impacted.

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  • Gaber Is MPAC's New 'I Am Change' Fellow

    December 3, 2013
    It is with great pleasure, MPAC announced that Abeer Gaber, a graduate of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, with a focus on international policy and practice, and a former MPAC Young Leader, is our new “I Am Change” Fellow.

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  • MPAC Welcomes Nuclear Deal between U.S., Iran and International Community

    November 24, 2013
    MPAC welcomed the nuclear deal reached between the United States, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community last night, calling it “a historic first step in preventing further conflict in an already troubled region.”

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  • Mohiuddin Moderates Panel on Pakistani Identity at PAYPC Conference

    November 20, 2013
    Over the weekend, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communications Coordinator, moderated the opening session at the 2nd Annual Pakistani American Young Professionals Conference (PAYPC) in Los Angeles. Joined by screenwriters and producers Kamran Pasha and Sameer Gardezi, Mohiuddin, a Pakistani American, moderated a panel on "Exploring the Pakistani American Identity and Community Relations."

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  • Lekovic Named to LA Mayor’s Service Cabinet

    November 19, 2013
    MPAC is proud to share the good news that Edina Lekovic, Director of Policy and Programming, has been appointed to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Service Cabinet.

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  • MPAC Hollywood Bureau Chairman Talks About Casting on SAG-AFTRA Panel

    November 19, 2013
    In early November, Ahmos Hassan, Chairman of MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau, was among several Hollywood insiders who participated in a panel discussion at SAG-AFTRA about "Slating For The Camera: Casting Directors Tell It.” The panel comprised of casting directors, agents and managers who know the industry ins-and-outs.

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  • Lekovic Keynotes Chicago Community Dinner

    November 19, 2013
    Recently, MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming Edina Lekovic served as the first-ever female keynote speaker during the 21st Annual Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) dinner.

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  • 90 Young Leaders Complete 5 Young Leaders Summits

    November 19, 2013
    With more than 90 young leaders in attendance from all over the U.S. and Canada, our five Young Leaders Summits this summer inspired and empowered American Muslim students to make a difference in government and policy, media, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and their local civic sphere. Next up, we're expecting about 50 alumni to gather for our Young Leaders Reunion at our convention next month.

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  • MPAC DC Director Co-Authors Brookings Paper on Religious Freedom

    November 18, 2013
    MPAC announced today that the Brookings Institution, an independent think tank and policy institution, recently published a paper titled “Rethinking the ‘Red Line’: The Intersection of Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Social Change” co-authored by Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC, office and Asma Uddin, Legal Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

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  • MPAC to Take Part in 5th Annual Weekend of Twinning

    November 15, 2013
    This weekend, MPAC is pleased to take part in a special Twinning Celebration with the Jewish community of Beth Shir Shalom. We are looking forward to the 5th Annual Weekend of Twinning and hope to see as many Muslim participants as possible.

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  • New Opportunities for Engagement with Next DHS Secretary

    November 15, 2013
    This week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held the nomination hearing of Jeh Johnson to be considered as the fourth Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Johnson, a former top lawyer for the Department of Defense, will have to oversee the missions of DHS, including: preventing terrorism and enhancing security; securing and managing America’s borders; enforcing and administering immigration laws; safeguarding and securing cyberspace; and ensuring resilience to disasters.

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  • MPAC Honors Ashura, Calls for Unity

    November 13, 2013
    The Hijra marks not only the beginning of the Islamic calendar but also the beginning of a new civilization, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was selected to lead a new society in Medina after he and his people fled Mecca.

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  • A Call for Greater Diversity in the Senior Levels of Public Service

    November 8, 2013
    In 2013, the number of American Muslims in visibly appointed positions is grossly out of sync with the number of those who are politically and civically active all around the country. Yes, there are American Muslims serving in Congress, federal agencies from the Department of Homeland Security to the Department of Education and the White House; yet high level appointments at the federal level remain elusive. Why haven’t American Muslims’ civic and political engagement translated to appointed positions?

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  • MPAC Sends Letter of Condolence to TSA Director Pistole

    November 7, 2013
    Earlier this week, MPAC sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Director John Pistole offering condolences following the shooting last week at Los Angeles International Airport that left one TSA officer dead and wounded six others.

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