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The Refugee Crisis: Rising to Meet the Moral Challenge of Our Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mary Hart, TV Host

Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Populations, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
Peter Laugharn, President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Saed Moujtahed, President, Syrian Institute For Progress
Zainab Salbi, Author and Media Commentator; Founder, Women for Women International
Caryl Stern, President and CEO, UNICEF USA

There are an estimated 21 million refugees worldwide, according to the United Nations, over half of whom are children. This panel takes a clear-eyed view of the greatest refugee crisis since World War II.

  • If the scale of the global refugee problem demands a comparable scale of response, what are the options?
  • Should the United States and European nations do more, or simply administer the current level of aid more efficiently?
  • The role of NGOs and nation-states: Are there ways to work better together?