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Erin D. Singshinsuk Appointed as Acting Director of USCIRF

September 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today announced the appointment of Erin D. Singshinsuk as USCIRF’s Acting Executive Director.

“USCIRF welcomes Erin Singshinsuk to the Commission as its Acting Executive Director,” said USCIRF Chair Thomas J. Reese, S.J. “While USCIRF searches for a permanent Executive Director, our commission will benefit greatly from her broad and comprehensive understanding of USCIRF’s policy and operational needs. Commissioners look forward to working with her to advance USCIRF’s mission.”

Ms. Singshinsuk has been affiliated with numerous organizations with an international focus including the U.S. Institute for Peace (USIP) where she served as the Vice President for Management and the Chief Financial Officer. She also has provided support for a variety of Federal Agencies including USCIRF, the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), The U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

USCIRF uses international human rights standards to monitor the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and Congress.

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