Senior Adviser, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Wednesday, December 13th
12:30 p.m. CT
Join the RNLA Illinois Chapter in a discussion of the future of the Israel-Hamas war. Richard Goldberg will join us to lay out what the months ahead might look like.
Richard Goldberg is a senior advisor at FDD. From 2019-2020, Richard served as the Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction for the White House National Security Council. He previously served as chief of staff for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and deputy chief of staff and senior foreign policy adviser to former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois in both the U.S. House and Senate.
As a staff associate for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations, Richard worked on a wide range of issues related to U.S. foreign assistance, including foreign military financing, international security assistance, international peacekeeping, development, global health and economic support funds. He was a founding staff director of the House U.S.-China Working Group and was among the first Americans ever to visit China’s human space launch center. A leader in efforts to expand U.S. missile defense cooperation with Israel, Richard played a key role in U.S. funding for the Arrow-3 program, Iron Dome and the deployment of an advanced missile defense radar to the Negev Desert.
In the Senate, Richard emerged as a leading architect of the toughest sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was the lead Republican negotiator for three rounds of sanctions targeting the Central Bank of Iran, the SWIFT financial messaging service, and entire sectors of the Iranian economy. Richard also drafted and negotiated legislation promoting human rights and democracy in Iran, including sanctions targeting entities that provide the Iranian regime with the tools of repression. His Iran sanctions work was featured in the book The Iran Wars.
As the governor’s chief of staff, Richard managed government in America’s fifth-largest state with oversight of all day-to-day operations, including homeland security, public safety, and public health. He also spearheaded the first-ever state legislation to divest public pension funds from companies engaged in boycotts of Israel, which sparked a nationwide initiative in state capitols around America.
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Save the Date: 2024 National Election Law Seminar
August 9-10, 2024
Committee on House Administration Chairman Bryan Steil addresses the 2023 National Election Law Seminar.
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Join the RNLA at our 2024 National Election Law Seminar on August 9th-10th at a location to be announced.
The RNLA will provide a platform to the nation's leading election law experts to address how America can continue safeguarding our states' voting procedures to ensure election integrity.
This annual seminar features everything you need to know about election law - whether you are a full-time practitioner or just interested in volunteering your legal skills in upcoming elections. Our conference is a unique opportunity to network with prominent Republican leaders from across the country.
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