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HAF Dharma Advocates: Federal Policy Update & Advocacy Training Webinar

June 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

HAF Dharma Advocates: Federal Policy Update & Advocacy Training Webinar

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021 | Time: 8:00 – 9:00 pm ET / 5:00 – 6:00 pm PT | Training level: Beginner | Online, anywhere

Join the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Managing Director Samir Kalra, Esq. and Director of Public Policy Taniel Koushakjian for an introductory and interactive advocacy training webinar with Hindu Americans from across the U.S. In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn:

  • How Washington, DC is functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new Administration and a new Congress;

  • Hindu American domestic and foreign policy priorities in 2021;

  • How to effectively advocate for Hindu American issues; and

  • How to use HAF tools and resources to execute grassroots strategies that will have a positive impact in your community.

This is your chance to hear directly from HAF’s advocacy experts and public policy influencers who advance the interests of the Hindu American community on Capitol Hill and in State Capitals across the United States.

Space is limited (50 max) and registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the login information.

HAF’s Dharma Advocates Training is for US residents only.

Samir Kalra, Esq.

Samir Kalra, Esq., HAF Managing Director, based in the Bay Area, CA, holds a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Kalra leads the Foundation’s human rights and public policy advocacy efforts and has led human rights fact finding missions, served as a panelist at multiple Congressional briefings, and authored formal testimony for Congressional Hearings on human rights, foreign policy, hate crimes, and immigration. He has also led HAF’s textbook reform and Don’t Erase India education campaigns in California, and has testified at California State Assembly and Senate Committee Hearings on Education and Hate Crimes. He previously served on Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-CA) Immigration Advisory Committee.

Taniel Koushakjian

Taniel Koushakjian is HAF’s Director of Public Policy, based in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, a M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University, and a Graduate Certificate in PACs & Political Management from The George Washington University. Prior to joining HAF, Taniel worked as a political consultant and was a candidate for the Palm Beach County Commission. He previously worked as the Grassroots Director and Communications Director of the Armenian Assembly of America where he successfully advocated on a wide array of human rights, international religious freedom, U.S. foreign policy, and appropriations issues. Taniel was selected as a 2018-2019 Fellow with the Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute, as well as a 2019 Fellow with the James Madison Institute. He is the Chairman of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable’s South Asia Working Group.


June 10, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Online, Anywhere