AAAEA-Capital Area
Arab American Association of Engineers & Architects -Capital Area

Events


Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

April 2019 Picnic: Celebration of The Arab American Heritage Month

Thank you for Making our Celebration of Our Heritage A Success!

2019 AAAEA-Picnic

Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

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April 13 Learn & Network: Intercultural Negotiations
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

April 13 Learn & Network: Intercultural Negotiations

Mr. Jean AbiNader’s experiences have shaped his approach to negotiations training. He believes that we derive our negotiating styles from cultural and psychological traits that are shaped and influenced by the environments in which we were raised, worked, aspired to, and succeeded in. In his programs, he facilitates understanding how we, as negotiators and team members, contribute our unique and shared approaches to negotiations within our organization and with others, in business, at home, with friends, and as consumers.

Jean applies his perspectives of working across national, organizational, and personal cultures to the negotiating principles developed by the Harvard Program on Negotiations (https://www.pon.harvard.edu/blog/). He has conducted negotiations and negotiations training since the last century, and brings multiple examples of negotiating principles to the session for both education and enjoyment. His style is interactive, focused, and centered on the interests of the participants, so be prepared to participate. 

Bio: Jean AbiNader has been working internationally since he finished his post-graduate education in intercultural affairs and went off to Europe as a road manager for a rock and roll tour. Getting back to business, he eventually worked in 40 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa at the intersection of international marketing, organizational change, cross-cultural communications, and workforce development.  He has written broadly on cross-cultural training, workforce diversity, and the role of entrepreneurship in emerging and frontier markets. Jean designs and manages education and training assignments for government agencies, international institutions, and private enterprises. His portfolio includes soft-skills such as project-specific leadership and team building, negotiations, project management, and multi-cultural staff supervision, as well as skills training related to workforce development strategies.

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AAAEA Annual Bowling Party
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

AAAEA Annual Bowling Party

It’s AAAEA-Capital Area Annual Bowling Party!

Come and join us at the coolest and most stunning group of games from Bowling, and Arcade. Featuring black lights, soft lounge seats, huge HD video walls that play everything from live sports and music videos to classic family films.

Saturday, April 6, 12-2 pm

Bowlero Columbia / 7100 Carved Stone, Columbia, MD 21045

Advanced Tickets*: Adult: $20/person - Children** 12 and under: $10/child

*Tickets purchased at the door will be an additional $5 per ticket.

** Children must be accompanied by adults

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A Tour and Tea at the Hillwood Museum
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

A Tour and Tea at the Hillwood Museum

In celebration of the International Woman Day and March Woman Month, the Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA)-Capital Area and the Association of Women In Science, are inviting you to join them on a "self-guided" tour of the Hillwood Museum followed by an afternoon tea (or other refreshments) at the Museum Café. The Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is one of the premier art collector's museums in the United States. The museum features the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia and a world-renowned collection of eighteenth-century French decorative art and furnishings 

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March 16 Learn & Network: The MD Governer's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

March 16 Learn & Network: The MD Governer's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs

  • Howard County Library System - Savage Branch (map)
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Mr. Kevin Craft, the Administrative Director, will provide an overview of the Governor’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs. He will be discussing the mission of the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives in general, and the role of the Governor's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs specifically, in carrying out its priorities.

Mr. Craft Kevin R. Craft has served as the administrative director for the Maryland Governor’s Commission on African Affairs and the Governor’s Commission Middle Eastern American Affairs since May 2016. A resident of Maryland for more than 20 years, Craft came to the state on the last assignment of his nine-year career in the United States Air Force – five years spent deployed overseas, including five months in Qatar during the Gulf War for which he was decorated.

Mr. Craft worked for 16 years in the real estate industry as a mortgage professional and a licensed real estate appraiser. He also worked for seven years as an automotive sales professional before assuming his current position. The son of a Korean and Vietnam War veteran, Craft has lived in many parts of the U.S. and the world.

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Feb 2019 Learn & Network: Minimizing Risk by Maximizing Compliance with Rules of Professional Conduct
Feb
16
10:30 AM10:30

Feb 2019 Learn & Network: Minimizing Risk by Maximizing Compliance with Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library (map)
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The presentation covered the following:

Complying with rules of professional conductObjectivity and truthfulness Competency Confidentiality

Preventing conflicts of interest

Complying with rules on sealing of documents and plans

Preventing the unauthorized practice of engineering

Discussion of ethics hypotheticals/case studies

Promoting health and welfare vs. managing risk: complementary or conflicting duties?

Protecting the environment: meeting or exceeding legal requirements

Watching the bottom line: identifying and balancing economic pressures in design and construction

Integrating new technologies: identifying and balancing the benefits and risks

Reviewing ethics case studies and hypothetical

Our presenter is Mr. Elias Saboura, Esq. Mr. Saboura is a practicing litigation and trial attorney. He litigates complex commercial, business, malpractice and professional regulatory matters throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Over the past fifteen (17) years, Elias has defended professionals in all types of professional liability matters arising out of alleged errors and omissions related to professional services in a wide range of industries and professions including, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, embassies, attorneys, architects, engineers, design professionals, real estate professionals and various professionals in the healthcare industry. He has also represented professionals with respect to peer review and other disciplinary matters and advised them in various other regulatory compliance matters. Elias also specializes in complex civil litigation and business disputes. Elias is a founding principal at Saboura, Goldman & Colombo, P.C. f/k/a Saboura Law Group, P.C. Beiramee & Saboura, P.C. Prior to founding the Saboura Law Group, P.C,, Elias was a shareholder at a 30+ attorney civil litigation and insurance defense firm in the Washington Metropolitan area. Prior to law school, Elias served as the Director of International Sales and Marketing for a primary contractor to the US Department of Defense.


Saturday, February 16, 2019
Washington, DC  200

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