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The US Refugee Resettlement Program: A Global Model for Successful Humanitarian Response?
Northwestern University Center for Forced Migration Studies
Thursday, December 3
6:00pm – 9:00pm in CST
CFMS invites you to a panel discussion to discuss the US refugee resettlement program. The event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception to celebrate the launch of the new Center for Forced Migration Studies Refugee Resettlement Research Program.
While millions of refugees dream of resettlement, it is an option for less than 1% of the 17 million refugees worldwide today. The United States is the world leader in refugee protection. But ongoing public support for refugee resettlement depends, in part, on public awareness of the long-term benefits of resettlement policy, the successful integration of refugees into their new communities, and the positive economic impact of resettlement on the US.
Moderated by Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ WorldView, the panel includes:
– T. Alexander Aleinikoff, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva (2010-2015)
– Robert Carey, Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement
– Ngoan Le, Illinois State Refugee Coordinator, Dept. of Health & Human Services
– Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, Director of the Syrian Refugee Network
Space is limited. Register here by 11/19: http://goo.gl/forms/PrlwDxmo8V
For more information on our current work and research please visit buffett.northwestern.edu/programs/migration
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