Model & Strategy

America Abroad Media’s mission is to promote the free exchange of ideas, foster critical thinking, and empower self-governing citizens worldwide. They provide in-depth reporting and analysis on critical international issues of our time for America and the world.

AAM partners with prominent media outlets in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia to co-produce journalism and entertainment programming to educate and empower local audiences. In the U.S., they produce America Abroad – an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations across the country. This balanced and in-depth journalism helps Americans develop an informed understanding of foreign affairs.

At a Glance
Founded: 2002
Civic Engagement
Location of work: International, Africa, Asia
America Abroad Media
1701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Explore the critical issues of our time
Meet Aaron Lobel

Aaron Lobel was formerly a research fellow at The Brookings Institution, a National Security Fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard, a National Security Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a study group leader at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Aaron received his Ph.D. in International Affairs from Harvard University, where he was awarded the top teaching award, the Joseph Levenson Prize.

IMPACT

AAM’s mission is to promote the free exchange of ideas, foster critical thinking and empower self-governing citizens worldwide.

In the U.S., the organization has produced in-depth radio programming on international affairs on more than 150 public radio stations nationwide, collectively impacting an audience of 100 million. AAM’s on-the-ground presence includes overseas offices in Afghanistan and Tunisia.

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  • RT @USIP: Iraqis are increasingly resolving their differences nonviolently, says @sarhangsalar. Moqtada al-Sadr and others have gone from l…
  • RT @USIP: Iraqis are frustrated. They're not getting the kind of life that they believe they deserve. They're looking for an answer, says K…
  • "We have consistently exaggerated the importance of #ISIS and we have consistently downplayed the context in which… https://t.co/d7Iitpe0As
  • RT @USIP: Let's not overstate the influence of Moqtada al-Sadr, says @NDU_EDU's Denise Natali. He didn't seem to win many votes outside of…
  • "Moqtada al-Sadr represents the impoverished streets of Baghdad," says @dnataliDC - one explanation for why his coa… https://t.co/XeBZMlFiO7
  • What is surprising about the #IraqiElections is that Moqtada al-Sadr's coalition did better than other, more likely… https://t.co/AgZG26YV3p
  • Who is Moqtada al-Sadr? Watch our live town hall https://t.co/B2P6UPJTct @jejohnson322 @dnataliDC @sarhangsalar @usip #IraqsNextStep
  • "Moqtada al-Sadr simply lost less than everybody else," says Ken Pollack of @AEI https://t.co/B2P6UPJTct #IraqsNextStep
  • #IraqElections were about the Iraqi people looking for a government that could govern. It also shows how fractured… https://t.co/KbbBzd0L2g
  • RT @USIP: The Kurdistan Regional Government is the closest that Iraq's Kurdish people have come to having their own state, explains @sarhan…
  • RT @USIP: Is Moqtada al-Sadr Iraq's new "face of reform"? The @nytimes explores: https://t.co/jI9USLDgwa We'll talk about the results of…
  • RT @USIP: Tensions among Iraq's many groups were present for a long time, but they came to the fore in the security vacuum that was created…
  • Contention between the different religious and ethnic groups in #Iraq have deepened and changed with each successi… https://t.co/mq7IsRhBgo
  • RT @USIP: Starting now: watch our conversation with @America_Abroad on the future of #Iraq with @sarhangsalar, @dnataliDC, and Kenneth Poll…