A Conversation with Abdi Nor Iftin

In 2014, Abdi settled in Maine after heart-stopping efforts to secure his U.S. visa under deadline. His journey was the subject of “Abdi and the Golden Ticket,” a one-hour special on This American Life and one of the show’s highest rated broadcasts. Abdi’s memoir, Call Me American, will be published by Knopf in August 2018. He currently works as an interpreter in the Maine Somali community and is studying political science at the University of Maine.

Please join Abdi for a conversation about how he got here, what opportunities and challenges presented themselves after his arrival, and discover how best we can support refugees and asylum seekers.