Feature > Letter From The Editor > PASS THE TORCH COMES TO NEW YORK BY SHABNAM REZAEI
PAAIA features Maz Jobrani and Rudi Bakhtiar
PAAIA, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans is
organizing it's third event this time in New York City. The event takes place
on Sunday April 25th called “Passing the Torch of Success”.
Similar events were held in LA with enormous success and
PAAIA are looking to tap different Iranian organizations to strengthen the
Iranian community and raise awareness. I, for one, will definitely be helping
out and I hope you do too. PAAIA’s event, as always, is a non-religious and
non-political and aims to educate future generations on success across many
industries with a fantastic line-up of speakers and performers.
Rudi Bakhtiar and Maz Jobrani are returning to host the event. Some of
the very impressive speakers include:
Mary Apick (Actress)
Dr. Hamid Biglari (Vice Chair Citicorp)
Dr. Firouz Naderi (NASA for Mars project)
Hafez Nazeri- (composer)
Mohsen Moazami (Cisco’s executive team)
Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani (partner at Goldman Sachs)
A musical performance by concert pianist Tara Kamangar will also be included.
PAAIA has also partnered with some incredible academic partners, including NYU’s
Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Columbia University Center
for Iranian Studies, NYU Persian Cultural Society, Columbia Iranian Students
Association and the Persian Cultural Foundation. A high profile VIP reception
and after party are in the works.
It is crucial in the leading weeks up to this event to encourage
community and corporate sponsorships so that more students can take advantage
of this amazing line-up.
If you want to become a sponsor please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event takes place
Sunday April 25th, 2010, so mark your calendars!