Global Conference 2017

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?
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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

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