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The United States Refugee Resettlement Program: A Global Model for Successful Humanitarian Response?

When: Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT

Where: Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Center for Forced Migration Studies  

Group: Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS)

Co-Sponsor: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Category: Academic


Discussion Panel & Reception Thursday, December 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm At the Segal Visitors Center (1841 Sheridan Rd.)

The Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS) invites you to a panel discussion reflecting on the United States refugee resettlement program, a global model for successful humanitarian response to today’s refugee crises. The event is open to the public and will followed by a reception to celebrate the launch of the new Center for Forced Migration Studies Refugee Resettlement Research Program.

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

Each year, millions of people are forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution and environmental disasters. 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 continues be the world’s leader in refugee protection with the most generous admission levels and a complex public and private resettlement program model. 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.

The CFMS is building a leading research institution on refugee resettlement to contribute knowledge of the best practices, to offer policy recommendations, to conduct forums, and to disseminate reports that bring the potential economic benefits of resettlement into public discussion.

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