Areas of Work
From being the trusted voice on U.S.- Iran relations, to pushing forth legislation that protects individuals of Iranian heritage from systematic discrimination, to celebrating our cultural heritage, NIAC creates a lasting impact in the lives of the members of our community.
Advancing Peace & Diplomacy
Support Our Work
NIAC is funded by the Iranian-American community and prominent American foundations. NIAC does not receive funds from the United States government nor from the Iranian government.
Contributions made to NIAC are 100% tax-deductible. Contributions made to NIAC Action are not tax-deductible.
2 years ago CBP US border officials lied in an attempt to cover up a gross violation of rights against Iranian-American families detained at Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, WA. We demand action and accountability without further delay.
As we reflect on the past year, many of our proudest moments came from showcasing artists, authors, and creatives at book talks, our open mic nights, and community programming. With the holiday season upon us, we thought it would be a perfect time to put together a NIAC Holiday Reading list!
Our seventh Community Artist Series highlight is–Sarvin Haghighi, Iranian American visual artist based in Chicago, Illinois.
Iranian poet and artist, Baktash Abtin has died in in Evin prison of COVID-19 after he was convicted of the vague charges of “spreading propaganda against the system” and “illegal assembly and collusion against national security”
Iranian authorities have prevented prominent Iranian sociologist Saeed Madani from leaving the country. He was barred from boarding a recent flight out of Tehran by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) intelligence organization
Khamenei and top decision making bodies voiced support for negotiations this week amid talks of “modest progress” in Vienna. Iranian poet Bektash Abtin’s death has sparked widespread outrage, while the 2nd anniversary of Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian civilian airliner has resurfaced anger and grievances. Parliament has also passed a bill to investigate Rouhani.
As the 8th round of nuclear talks in Vienna begin, officials from the U.S., Iran, and Russia have said the negotiations are making progress. Setting a deadline continues to stoke contention. Meanwhile, Iran has banned new COVID vaccines imports and renews attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq.