Visual Artist Immigration Clinic Keynote Address: February 16, 2022
The Visual Artists’ Immigration Clinic is designed to guide emerging and established international visual artists through the process of obtaining a visa to the United States. At the February 16, 2022 Visual Artists’ Immigration Clinic Session, Sanjay Sethi, Co-Executive Director of the Artist Freedom Initiative delivered a keynote address on the topic of Immigration and the Artists’ O-1 Visa
About our Speaker:
Sanjay Sethi serves as AFI’s Co-Executive Director, overseeing the coordination of its advocacy programs and legal services. Mr. Sethi’s commitment to human rights is rooted in his background as an attorney in Asylum and Refugee law and his prior work with various United Nations agencies and international NGOs.
He received his BA in Economics from Northwestern University, MA in International Affairs from Columbia University, and JD from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Sethi also holds a certificate in Art & Cultural Heritage Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
In addition to his role at AFI, Mr. Sethi is the co-founder of Sethi & Mazaheri, LLC, a law firm dedicated to immigration and asylum law. He is also a former prosecutor and served as a law clerk in criminal court for the Superior Court of New Jersey. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC.