The LBJ Washington Center and Human Rights First will host an event in honor of World Refugee Day to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.
Veterans wish to support Afghani, Iraqi, and other refugees who served previously as, among other things, interpreters and translators for American armed forces overseas. Although these refugees are in danger from extremist groups due to their service, it is difficult for them to achieve asylum in the United States. It is in the U.S. national interest, and compelled by American values, to assist with relocating these refugees in our country. Please join us for an interactive discussion of U.S. refugee policy from the perspectives of veterans, policy specialists, and refugees themselves.
We hope you will join us.
Director, National Security Outreach
Monday, June 20, 2016
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The LBJ Washington Center
1100 New York Ave NW, Suite 290 (Mezzanine Level)
Please take the staircase or elevator just inside the New York Ave. entrance up one flight
Refreshments will be served
Inaugural Director, LBJ Washington Center
Director of National Security Outreach, Human Rights First
Jasmine El-Gamal (Moderator)
Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council
Former interpreter for the United States military in Afghanistan
A Karen refugee from Burma
Army veteran and Legislative Associate, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Marine Corps veteran and graduate fellow, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Washington Center
Press must RSVP to Christopher Plummer [email protected] or 202-370-3310