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    On July 5th, 2019, the Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) successfully hosted a panel at the 61st Ramallah Convention in Washington D.C. in partnership with the American Federation of Ramallah Palestine (AFRP). The panel featured speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Small Business Administration, and the Department of State for a discussion on how to help Arab-Americans becoming top public servants.

    Why Arab-American Students Should Consider Public Service

    On July 5th, 2019, the Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) successfully hosted a panel at the 61st Ramallah Convention in Washington D.C. in partnership with the American Federation of Ramallah Palestine (AFRP). The panel featured speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Small Business Administration, and the Department of State for a discussion on how to help Arab-Americans becoming top public servants.As an Arab-American serving at the Department of State, Dr. Rita Stephan is a large advocate for other Arab-Americans to join the U.S. government. During the panel in Washington D.C., Dr. Stephan firmly stated, “I am a public servant. I don’t serve any administration, I serve the American taxpayers.”

    Arab-Americans in Civil Service and ABPA's Mission

    On July 5th, 2019, the Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) successfully hosted a panel at the 61st Ramallah Convention in Washington D.C. in partnership with the American Federation of Ramallah Palestine (AFRP). The panel featured speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Small Business Administration, and the Department of State for a discussion on how to help Arab-Americans becoming top public servants.
     
    “The percentage of Arab-Americans who work in federal government agencies is only 4%,” Dr. Edmund Ghareeb said, noting the significance of ABPA’s mission. The moderator of the panel, Dr. Ghareeb, a senior scholar at the Jerusalem Fund and distinguished author on US-Arab relations, encourages an increase in Arab-American involvement in the government for not only the benefit of the community, but also the country itself with valuable skillsets and ideas. 

    PANEL: Arab-Americans and Public Service

    On July 5th, 2019, the Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) successfully hosted a panel at the 61st Ramallah Convention in Washington D.C. in partnership with the American Federation of Ramallah Palestine (AFRP). The panel featured the following distinguished speakers:
    Mr. Fuad Sahouri - Founder and President, ABPA Mr. Roberto Ramirez - U.S. Census Bureau Mr. John Klein - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Dr. Rita Stephan - U.S. Department of State Ret. Colonel Abbas Dahouk -Vice President of Middle East Programs, Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) Dr. Edmund Ghareeb - Senior Scholar, Jerusalem Fund (Panel Moderator)

    PANEL: Empowering Arab Women Entrepreneurs

    The rising tide of Arab women entrepreneurs were examined at a panel luncheon co-hosted by the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The panel featured four distinguished thought leaders:
    Ms. Samia Ataya - Founder and Managing Director of Catwalk Cow (Speaker) Dr. Malikah Alturki - Organizational Development Consultant (Speaker) Dr. Doaa Taha - Chair of ADC Women’s Empowerment Forum (Speaker) Dr. Salah S. Hassan - Professor of Marketing and Brand Management at George Washington University (Panel Moderator)

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