Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, Room 148 
80 South Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210

There is street parking on the side streets near the Smith Office Building. After 12pm, 2 hour free parking is available on some of these streets (State, Chestnut, Lancaster).  Check the signs prior to parking.

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Paul Shatsoff, Executive Director 
NYS State Academy for Public Administration 

Refugee Crisis Management: Challenges for State and Local Government - A SAPA Candid Conversation 

Separation of families, a border wall, detention of immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. All of this and more has been in mostly the national news for several months. But we hear little about the intersection of what is taking place on the national scene and the role of state and local agencies. And even less when that intersection has to do with refugee assistance, in which nonprofits play a major role.

This SAPA Candid Conversation will center on how state and local organizations are involved and the differences they make. Our Candid Conversation leaders will be Jenifer Rajkumar, Director of Immigration Affairs & Special Counsel, New York Department of State and Roman A. Vidal Guzman, Immigration Program Coordinator, The Legal Project, Albany.

Bring your lunch and join us on December 13th!