Speaker Series: Zack Gold, Middle East Analyst

Looking beyond campaign rhetoric, Zack will discuss differences and similarities in the Middle East policies of President Obama and Governor Romney. He will also outline important regional issues facing either in the next presidential term: including the Iranian nuclear issue, the Syrian conflict, countries in transition, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.



6:00-6:30 pm: Arrival & mingling
6:30-7:00 pm: Discussion with Zack
7:00-8:00 pm: You can stick around for the happy hour, meet members or head home to watch the debate at 9 :)

Zack Gold Bio:

Zack Gold is a Middle East analyst, scholar, and author, focusing on U.S.-Egyptian relations, Islamist politics, and counterterrorism. He is also the founder of Middle East Insights, an online publication of original analysis by a new generation of thinkers. He was previously a research associate at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. Before that, Zack conducted counterterrorism research at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Israel, where he wrote on radicalization among Muslim-Americans. From 2003-2005 he worked on the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program at Meridian International Center. He twice received the Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Oman and Egypt. Zack’s writing is regularly featured by The National Interest, and he has also been published by Foreign Affairs and World Politics Review, among other publications. Zack earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and a B.A., in political science and communication from the University of Delaware. Follow Zack on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZLGold

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Speaker Series: Damian Murphy, Senior Foreign Policy Legislative Asst to Senator Casey (D-PA)

At this free event, Damien Murphy, Foreign Policy Legislative Assistant to US Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. (http://www.casey.senate.gov/), will speak to America's Impact off the record about what he views as the most important foreign policy issues being tackled by the Senate.


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Speaker Series Event: William LeoGrande, PhD: US Foreign policies toward Cuba

Prof. William LeoGrande will speak on the topic of US foreign relations with Cuba and provide us with insights regarding second- and third-order effects of potential changes to our current policies towards Cuba.

Prof. LeoGrande is a frequent adviser to government and private sector agencies. He has written five books, including Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977 – 1992. Most recently, he was co-editor of A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution. Previously, he served on the staffs of the Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate, and the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Central America of the United States House of Representatives. Prof. LeoGrande has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, and a Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs. His articles have appeared in various international and national journals, magazines and newspapers.


Glover Park Group, (Auditorium B.) Gallery Pl/Chinatown, 1025 F Street NW # 9 Washington, DC

Wed., July 11, 2012

6pm - Doors open
6:30pm William LeoGrande of American University
7:00-7:15 wrap-up & migrate to District of Pi Pizzeria


Speaker Event: Aki Peritz, Third Way.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 
6:00pm until 8:00pm

Please join us for this educational event, book signing, and mingling session!

Aki Peritz, Senior National Security Policy Advisor at Third Way, will speak to us about his recent publication, “Find, Fix, Finish,” about America’s campaign against alQaeda in the decade after 9/11. He will also tell us about the findings of Third Way's recent focus group research which explored views of the Democrats and Republicans on national security. Mr. Peritz will be available before and after his talk to meet with America's Impact members and to have further discussions.

6 - 6:30: Reception and opportunity for book signing with Aki Peritz
6:30 - 7: Speaker: Aki Peritz, author of "Find, Fix, Finish" and Senior Policy Advisor at Third Way.
7 - 8: Reception, mingling, and book signing

Join us on the earlier side so you don't miss out on the snacks.
Happy Hour specials throughout the event.
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America's Impact- April Membership Happy Hour

Join us for our inaugural monthly membership happy hour, sponsored by our new partner, District of Pi pizzeria! (www.pi-dc.com)

Invite your friends and colleagues to learn about America's Impact, our research initiatives, and how you can get involved in some of our upcoming

Come early so you don't miss the snacks.
Enjoy happy hour specials throughout the event.

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AI's new sponsor bar, District of Pi Pizzeria, in Washington DC

AI is proud to announce its new partnership with District of Pi Pizzeria in Washington DC!

District of Pi has graciously agreed to host our monthly receptions and provide us with some real perks, like drink specials and happy hours.

This Pizzeria came onto our radar when we heard rumors that it was President Obama's favorite pizza place. Check out these articles:
In Forbes Magazine
On DC Eater.com

We are planning our first membership reception event at District of Pi on April 30th at 6pm. Please join us for this event! More details on Facebook.com/americasimpact

~AI Executive Committee


Super Tuesday Primaries Watch Party

Watch how AK, GA, ID, MA, ND, OH, OK, TN, VT, & VA vote in these primaries, and discuss how hot-button domestic and foreign policy issues impact this election cycle.

Bring your friends and colleagues!

Location: Lounge 201 @ 201 Massachusetts Ave NE # B1, Washington D.C., 20002
Date: March 6, 2012
Time: 6 - 9pm
Drink specials until 8pm
Free appetizers & Wi-Fi


AI Happy Hour - Feb 8th, 6-8:30pm @ Fado's Irish Pub

America's Impact invites you to a networking reception in Washington, DC on Feb. 8th, 6-8:30pm.

Come learn about America's Impact and how you can join our goal to make foreign policy a domestic priority. Come learn how you can participate in election activities and fundraise to support candidates who share our principles.

Bring your friends and colleagues, and network with fellow foreign policy progressives! (...and don't forget your business cards!)"

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8. 6pm to 8:30pm

Where: Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant DC
808 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/164937476950106/

Hope to see you Feb. 8th for a fun couple of hours!

America's Impact
Executive Committee


America's Impact SOTU Watch Party - 1/24

Come join America's Impact, Network for Progress, DC for Obama, and many other groups at the State of the Union Watch Party this Tuesday!

When: Tuesday January 24th, 2011 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Where: Local 16 (1602 U Street NW)

For more information and to register - http://124sotuprogressparty.eventbrite.com/

You can also RSVP on our Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/events/329777210373986/