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The Global Refugee Crisis: Humanitarian Needs and International Policy

Sep 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for a high-level discussion in response to the outcomes of two summits on refugees and migrants, hosted by the UN and the White House, in the days preceding the event
. Using a combination of first-hand field experience and top-level insight, the speakers will discuss some of the most pressing needs of refugees and internally-displaced persons (IDPs), and explain why this is the time to focus attention on this important and pressing issue.

Hosted by Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education & Public Programs.

A Q&A will follow the discussion.

Panelists include:

Jason Cone, MSF-USA executive director.

Karen AbuZayd, Special Adviser to the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

Additional panelists and moderator to be confirmed.

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

The Great Hall, Cooper Union – 7 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003