Join ASIRT and the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety

Protecting Overseas Employees and Travelers:

Organizational Responsibility for Road Safety

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm ET

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045

(light refreshments)

RSVP here.

ASIRT is participating in a briefing urging the U.S. Government to take greater action for global road safety. The panel will address the responsibility of organizations that send employees, volunteers, and visitors overseas. The goals of the briefing are to raise awareness about road safety and increase membership in the Global Road Safety Caucus through a discussion about the public health challenge posed by road crashes.


Ambassador Marc Grossman

Vice Chair, The Cohen Group; former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs;

and former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey


Rochelle Sobel, President and Founder, ASIRT

Representatives Richard Hudson and Steve Cohen, Road Safety Caucus Co-Chairs

Natalie Draisin, North American Director, FIA Foundation


Discussion facilitated by Ambassador Grossman

Thomas Yazdgerdi, President, American Foreign Service Association (AFSA)

Overview of the results of the AFSA Survey of Foreign Service professionals,

AFSA's perceptions and experiences with road safety overseas, and implications

of the survey for organizations sending people abroad

Elizabeth Gracon, Managing Director, Overseas Citizen Services at U.S. Department of State

Discussion about how the Office of American Citizen Services at the State Department addresses data collection of death and injuries of American citizens and Foreign Service professionals as well as efforts to improve road safety for personnel

Amelia Dietrich, Senior Director, Research & Publications, The Forum on Education Abroad

Details about how the Forum collects data, informs travelers, and minimizes

the risks for students on unfamiliar roads

Dr. Jasminka Goldoni Laestadius, Senior Occupational Health Specialist, The World Bank Group

Discussion about how the World Bank collects data and prepares and protects

its personnel traveling and living abroad

ASIRT was instrumental in founding the Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety in 2004. This upcoming briefing will be conducted for Congressional leaders and their constituents. Members of the community are invited to attend to help highlight and elevate the issue of road safety with Congress. Please contact ASIRT Executive Director Cathy Silberman at with questions.

A key aspect of ASIRT’s mission is to improve road safety on behalf of you and your family as you travel throughout the U.S. and abroad. Your support enables ASIRT to continue to be at the forefront of raising awareness about the road safety issue and advocating for policy change.

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