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Posted by : American University of Beirut
Date posted : Jan 01, 1970
The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) held a lecture entitled: "Politics and Change: A Century of Arab Activism in the United States" by Helen Samhan. Dr. Helen Samhan is Executive Director the Arab American Institute Foundation in Washington D.C., an affiliate of the Arab American Institute which has represented Arab American issues in politics, elections, leadership training and public policy since 1985. Ms. Samhan lectures and publishes on Arab American affairs, particularly the immigrant experience of Arabs in the U.S., their identity and demographics, the history of anti-Arab racism, political involvement and Arab American women. She directs the Census Information Center at the Arab American Institute and represents Arab Americans on the Decennial Census Advisory Committee. Her advocacy includes presenting testimony before federal agencies and the U.S. Congress. Ms. Samhan serves on numerous boards and holds a masters degree in Middle East Studies from the American University of Beirut.