Tue, Mar 16, 2010
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Renewing U.S. Commitment to Refugee Protection: The 30th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980

Human Rights First in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) present

Renewing U.S. Commitment to Refugee Protection: The 30th Anniversary of the Refugee Act

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Symposium Event Full

The Symposium is filled. You can sign up for a wait list in case of cancellations.

Reception will not be filled -- just send an email to sovcika@humanrightsfirst.org to get on the door list.

Read the agenda. Read/download  press release and recommendations for today's symposium.

António Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
Eric Schwartz, Assistant Secretary of State for Population Refugees and Migration
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA/16th)
Congressman Christopher Smith (R-NJ/4th)
Deborah Amos, Foreign Correspondent, National Public Radio

Read the full agenda (updated 3-9-10).

The 30th Anniversary of this landmark piece of legislation offers an occasion to highlight the United States achievements under the Refugee Act, honor the contributions refugees and their children have made to the diverse fabric of American society, and evaluate the ways in which policymakers can work together to overcome the current challenges in the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum systems.

Please join policymakers and experts in U.S. refugee and asylum law to discuss how the United States can reaffirm its longstanding commitment to providing a safe haven for refugees fleeing political, religious, and other forms of persecution.
See the agenda/schedule (PDF | rev. 3-9-10).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F St., N.W.
Washington D.C. map
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The symposium will be followed by a reception at the law firm
Jones Day
300 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. map
5:30 - 8pm

The reception will include remarks by:
António Guterres,U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and
Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Remarks will be followed by music performed by a traditional Ethiopian band.
Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

The event will be free of charge but space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.
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