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Higher Ed Afghan Response and Advocacy: Action & Information Briefing
This briefing will share with campuses what is happening on the ground for Afghan refugees coming to the US, what is needed, and how campuses can engage. Refugee resettlement, organizational and institutional leaders and policy experts will address the significant needs of and the current policy and legal context for SIVs, Afghan students and scholars, and others coming to the U.S., as well as for Afghan students and scholars currently in the U.S.; and discuss specific actions and advocacy that they are pursuing and the opportunities for campuses to get engaged. The briefing will cover how institutions can support with enrolling or connecting interested SIVs and displaced Afghan students and scholars with their colleges and universities, support the housing needs for Afghan families, and engage in advocacy for Afghan students, scholars and others in their campus communities. Resources, contact information, and follow up actions will be included. This briefing is sponsored by the Presidents' Alliance and partners.
Speakers include
Diya Abdo, Founder and Director, Every Campus A Refuge
Jonathan Becker, Executive Vice President, Bard College & Vice Chancellor of Open Society University Network
Esther Benjamin, CEO and Executive Director, World Education Services
Dan Berger, Partner at Curran, Berger and Kludt; AILA Afghanistan Task Force
Jennifer Dewar, Dir. of Strategic Engagement, Duolingo English Test
Emal Dusst, Dir. Sterling Partners, Vice Chair, Board of American University of Afghanistan
Khadeja Farahmand, Chief of Staff, Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights
Allan Goodman, President & CEO, Institute of International Education
Rebecca Granato, AVP for Global Initiatives, Bard College
Arien Mack, Founding Director, New University in Exile Consortium
Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, President & CEO, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service
Sarah Willcox, Deputy Dir., Scholars at Risk
Jill Welch, Senior Policy Advisor, Presidents' Alliance

Sep 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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