Nadia Roumani to present at Diaspora Advocacy seminar in Washington, DC
American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute Co-founder and Director Nadia Roumani will be presenting at Voice After Exit: Diaspora Advocacy Seminar on February 15 in Washington, D.C.
The event, seventh in the USAID Diaspora Engagement mini-series, will be held at the QED Group, LLC, from 9-10:30 a.m. The seminar will discuss how diasporas utilize a variety of means to influence governments in their countries of origin and settlement, international organizations, mass media, and potential allies.
Panelists include Roumani, Kathleen Newland of the Migration Policy Institute, Jennifer Brinkerhoff of George Washington University, and Aram Hamparian of the Armenian National Committee of America will discuss different diaspora advocacy initiatives and provide their perspectives on how advocacy can shape diaspora communities.
Roumani is the Co-Founder and Director of AMCLI, a program housed at CRCC that builds the human capital and leadership potential of emerging Muslim leaders in America. Roumani has worked with a wide range of organizations over the past decade to better understand the needs of Muslim communities across the United States, and develop strategic, structural solutions to address these needs. In addition to her work with AMCLI, Roumani has been involved with research projects and initiatives with the University of Southern California, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Roumani is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and her bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Stanford University.