TIKKUN OLAM, REFUGEES AND ME

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

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

the

Editor-in-Chief for RefLaw.org

, an online scholarly journal focusing on

international refugee law.

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