Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on September 21 for a free panel discussion at Cooper Union in New York City focusing on potential solutions to the global refugee crisis—what is being done, and what is not.
Just two days earlier, on September 19, world leaders will convene at the United Nations General Assembly for a special session focused on the crisis. On September 20, President Obama will convene a similar meeting at the White House.
What will be determined at these meetings? What policies will or will not be enacted? Will anything be done to provide some relief to the more than 21 million refugees worldwide, to say nothing of the 40 million-plus internally displaced people in the world, who together form the largest population of displaced people the planet has seen since World War II.
With journalist Ann Curry moderating, Karen Koning AbuZayd, Special Adviser to the UN Summit on Migrants and Refugees; Jason Cone, executive director of MSF-USA; and Hans Van de Weerd, the International Rescue Committee’s deputy director of US programs, will discuss the solutions being offered and the many challenges ahead for people who, through no fault of their own, have been forced from home. Hosted by Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education & Public Programs.
A Q&A will follow the discussion.
Jason Cone, MSF-USA executive director.
Karen Koning AbuZayd, Special Adviser to the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants.
Hans Van de Weerd, vice president for US programs for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
Moderated by journalist Ann Curry.
NOTE: Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early. If you have not checked-in prior to five minutes before the start of the panel, your reservation is no longer guaranteed.
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About Forced From Home:
Presented by Doctors Without Borders, Forced From Home is a free interactive exhibition designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 65 million refugees. With an experienced Doctors Without Borders aid worker as your guide, you'll see, hear, and interact with images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. Gain a deeper understanding of the global refugee crisis, the challenges faced by those who have been forced from home, and the humanitarian assistance offered by Doctors Without Borders.
To book a tour of Forced From Home in New York City, visit this web page.
Learn more about MSF's work with refugees and IDPs here.