I am delighted to announce that my guest this week will be Nicky Smith, Executive Director of the International Rescue Committee in Seattle. We will be live on air on Desi1250am as well as on Facebook Live on the Facebook page of Tahmina Talks Immigration on Tuesday August 1st, 2017 at 10am PST!
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
Nicky has more than 25 years of progressively responsible professional experience with Non-Governmental Organizations in crisis affected countries; of which 12 years have been spent in a conflict and post conflict setting. Prior to her role as Executive Director at The IRC in Seattle, Nicky was responsible for establishing and managing new country programs for The IRC. Her areas of expertise include emergency preparedness and response, country-program management, refugee policy and advocacy, and strategy and change planning.
Nicky joined The IRC in 2003. From 2007 to 2010, she was a member of The IRC’s Washington, D.C. office, working to educate policy makers and the public about the importance of providing resources for humanitarian and development assistance in Africa and Asia, and promoting programs that prevent violence against women and girls. From 2003 to 2007, she worked in some of the organization’s most sensitive situations, including managing The IRC’s single largest country program, Sudan, and serving as The IRC Country Director in Liberia during a key moment in the peace process. Before joining The IRC, Nicky worked for almost 10 years with Doctors Without Borders and Children’s Aid Direct in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan and Nepal, amongst other countries.
Nicky Smith will be on my talk show “Tahmina Talks Immigration” at 10am PST on Tuesday August 1st on Desi 1250am. If you have questions, you are welcome to email me in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thank you to Nicky for taking time out of her busy schedule for joining me to talk Immigration!