The Association of Americans for Civic Responsibility (AACR) seeks to educate and encourage individuals, institutions, organizations, and businesses to advance the commonweal (the public good) through acts of civic responsibility. The challenge before us is to engage all peoples and groups from all sectors of life in the United States of America.AACR is an inclusive association of US citizens, non-citizen American residents, various associations, non-profit organizations, forums, clubs, foundations, ethnic and cultural associations, educational institutions, business corporations and firms, and professional and trade groups, from the smallest to the largest in the United States. Learn More...
There is a general perception that many people preach but few practice when it comes to the performance of Civic Responsibility. However, at least a few like-minded people should concentrate efforts to practice and preach in a way that expresses full commitment to their convictions. Furthermore, we should all pledge together that we will try our best to become model citizens and loyal residents of this blessed land, the United States of America. Learn More...
AACR will organize educational programs, including workshops, seminars and conferences, on personal civic responsibility at local, state, and national levels for youth leaders across the United States. Learn More...
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The ninth annual roundtable conference of the AACR explored the accomplishments remaining challenges and needs for continued reform effort for civil society and democratic governance in the Middle East. Several elements of reform were focal points: the role of social media, particularly for engagement of youth and the broader public; the relation of economic and political change and the role of business, especially SMEs, and the role of “outsiders” in helping civil society take root and flourish. Stephen Grand, Director of the Saban Center, Brookings Institution project on U.S. Relations with the Muslim World, provided an initial overview that helped direct the ensuing discussion, Farah Pandith, the U.S. envoy to the Muslim World, delivered energizing keynote remarks. Danya Greenfield, Deputy Director of the Rafik Hariri Center of the Atlantic Council, concluded the discussion with an analysis of future policy implications for the U.S. and other states of current reform efforts.
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