No One Left Behind – The mission of No One Left Behind is to help Afghan and Iraqi combat interpreters with Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) resettle safely in the United States. They bridge the gap that exists between current State Department and NGO refugee relief programs,and provide assistance with housing, employment and cultural adaptation. No One Left Behind has provided over 5,000 individuals with the support they need to resettle in the United States and continues to support the Afghan and Iraqi immigrant communities in a variety of ways. You can read more about No One Left Behind here.
Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP) – The Pacific Council is an independent nonprofit committed to furthering constructive, sophisticated discourse on international affairs. Located in Los Angeles, the Pacific Council draws on the expertise of a wide variety of foreign policy professionals. The council connects a network of people from different industries and sectors to share ideas, keep up on foreign affairs, and effect change on issues that are important at home and abroad. The Pacific Council hosted the project’s second roundtable in May 2018 and houses one of the project’s researchers. You can read more about the Pacific Council here.
College of International Security Affairs (CISA) at the National Defense University (NDU) – CISA’s mission is to educate and prepare civilian and military national security professionals and future leaders from the United States and partner nations for the strategic challenges of the contemporary security environment. CISA is the Department of Defense flagship for education and the building of partnership capacity in combating terrorism and irregular warfare at the strategic level. CISA currently houses one of the project’s researchers. You can read more about CISA here.
Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) – Veterans for American Ideals is a nonpartisan, grass-roots, community based group of veterans aiming to leverage military veteran voices to bridge divides and regain that shared sense of national community, from issues such as keeping faith with wartime allies who assisted the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan to continuing to welcome refugees to countering Islamophobia. VFAI focuses on saving the Special Immigrant Visa and is partnered with the non-profit organization
Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operation Institute – The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute collaboratively develops and integrates peace and stability capabilities across the US government, international organizations, and the community of interest in order to enable the success of peace and stability activities and missions. PKSOI trains US forces preparing to conduct multinational peacekeeping operation focus on collecting the key lessons learned over the last Decade of War.
International Refugee Assistance Project – The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.
University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies – As the global hub for peacebuilding and social innovation, the Kroc School trains students to apply creative solutions to generate peace. Their Masters programs focus on pursuing peace through action and application of theory, ensuring that their students are ready to take on formidable challenges in their future careers. In 2017, Kroc student Shalinda Sprehn conducted research to further the project. SPSN’s 2018 summer researcher, Alek Ball, is pursuing his MA in Peace and Justice at the Kroc School.