Date(s) - Oct 9
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join our very own member agency, HIAS, the global Jewish refugee protection agency, for an up-to-the-minute briefing webinar on the latest U.S. refugee resettlement program developments. We will discuss proposed refugee admissions for fiscal year 19, as well as changes to the national and local resettlement infrastructures. Learn how your agency can engage in advocacy on both timely issues.
Moderator: Mindy Brodsky, Esq., Washington Representative, NJHSA & Director of Government Affairs, The Jewish Federations of North America.
Speaker: Naomi Steinberg, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy at HIAS. Naomi joined HIAS in September of 2017. Previously, she was the Director of Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition dedicated to refugee protection, welcome and excellence in the U.S. refugee resettlement program. In this position, she led the overall work of the Council, including facilitating partnerships between RCUSA and other nongovernmental organizations, as well as fostering strong communications between international, federal and state partners. Prior to her work with RCUSA, Naomi was the Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). At SEARAC, she focused on building the capacity of community-based, refugee-led organizations. Naomi has an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University and a B.A. in Political Science from Macalester College.