Join Steptoe and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) for a discussion of the content of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), changes in the political environment that might affect enforcement, and how nonprofits and foundations might address compliance concerns related to the Act.
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST
1330 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
We hope you will join us in Washington or virtually as this program will be presented as a live seminar in addition to a webinar.
For those attending in person, registration and lunch will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FARA is increasingly a topic of compliance concern for charities, foundations, and other nonprofits. Congress is currently considering more than a dozen bills to strengthen the implementation of FARA in response to foreign interference in the 2016 US Presidential election, and the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources is investigating whether three US environmental nonprofits should have registered as foreign agents under FARA.
FARA’s provisions are broad and could capture a wide range of activities that nonprofits may undertake, even if their activity is not considered lobbying. Nonprofits that have contact with foreign individuals, entities, governments or political parties – including US nonprofits engaged in advocacy with global partners or international foundations making grants in the United States – should be aware of FARA and its obligations, as well as the proposed changes