FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
6PM - 9PM
Amelia Templeton is a refugee policy analyst at Human Rights First (HRF). She works to advance policy solutions that address the plight of Iraqi refugees. Her work includes research missions to Syria and Jordan as well as government advocacy in Washington, DC. Amelia helped Human Rights First pressure the Bush administration to appoint Senior Coordinators for Iraqi refugees at the State Department and Department of Homeland Security. She led the HRF campaign in support of the bi-partisan “Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act,” which became law in 2008. Before coming to HRF, Amelia worked for Marketplace radio and as a freelance journalist, contributing stories to American Public Media and National Public Radio. Amelia also conducted a needs assessment of Iraqi refugees for Mercy Corps. While a student at Swarthmore College, Amelia helped found War News Radio, which focused on first-hand and civilian accounts of the Iraq War.