Monday, September 16 10:30 a.m.
This program is a discussion with Julie Kornfeld, a staff attorney and long-time refugee advocate, about the global refugee crisis. Julie will share her personal connection to the cause, debunk some common misconceptions about refugees, and explain the current administration's refugee policies and their effects.
TIKKUN OLAM, REFUGEES AND ME
Julie Kornfeld is a Staff Attorney at the International Refugee Assistance Project
(IRAP), an organization based in New York, that represents refugees and Special
Immigrant Visa applicants before UNHCR and the US Government.
Julie represented Haider Al Shawai, one of the first travelers affected by the
Muslim Ban and helped to mobilize the thousands of lawyers at airports across the
country following the first Muslim ban. Julie also assists with IRAP's strategic
international initiatives, identifying and developing pilot programs to build the
capacity and effectiveness of new pathways to safety for refugees. Before joining
IRAP, Julie worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in
WashingtonD.C., Lawyers for Human Rights in Johannesburg, HumanRights Watc
h in Washington D.C, and a development NGO in Uganda. Julie is a graduate of
the University of Michigan Law School, where she was named a Dean’s Public
Service Fellow, a Program in Refugee and Asylum Law Fellow, and was
Editor-in-Chief for RefLaw.org
, an online scholarly journal focusing on
international refugee law.