Trinity to Host Presentation by Yotam Polizer, Global Partnership Director of IsraAID

IsraAID Has Led Humanitarian Missions Around the World for 15 Years

​Hartford, Connecticut, October 31, 2016 —

WHAT: A presentation by Yotam Polizer, global partnership director of IsraAID, who will discuss the humanitarian missions led in Lesbos, Greece, to support Syrian refugees, in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake, in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and in many more locations. IsraAID was founded in 2001 and is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that helps people all over the world to overcome extreme crises and provides vital support needed to move from destruction to reconstruction, and eventually, to sustainable living.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden Hall  


Background:

Yotam Polizer has over 10 years of experience in education, humanitarian aid, and international development. He is the acting global partnership director of IsraAID Israel’s biggest humanitarian NGO. Polizer began his social activism working with juvenile delinquents in a rehabilitation center. During the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Polizer led a rescue, education, psychosocial and medical mission in affected areas. Since the September 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Polizer has been leading IsraAID’s psychosocial and educational program in Sierra Leone for Ebola survivors, health workers, and affected communities. During the last four years, Polizer has built and leads psychoeducation programs in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and in South Korea to support the reintegration of North Korean defectors.

This event is sponsored by Trinity College Hillel and supported by the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement, Chapel, Departments of History, Political Science, International Studies, Urban Studies, Jewish Studies, Hebrew Program, Arabic Program, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.