The Woodlands Series – The Ongoing Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on Global Security
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The plight of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees has long drawn international concern. Aid organizations rally to support displaced populations and governments debate policies for dealing with those who arrive on their borders. In the last year, the global refugee crisis reached endemic proportions. The civil war in Syria continues to force people from their homes, as does instability elsewhere in the Middle East, and in Africa and Latin America. The number of forcibly displaced people has reached its highest levels since World War II, and as the root causes of this displacement continue we’ll likely see the numbers continue to rise.
Join World Affairs Council and Michelle Nunn for a discussion about the current refugee crisis in Syria and across the Middle East. She will discuss the various humanitarian relief efforts underway and their impact on women and children, as well as examine the impact of this crisis from a global perspective.
Michelle Nunn is President and CEO of CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty and provides lifesaving assistance in emergencies. Nunn, who took the helm of CARE in July 2015, has devoted her 25-year career to civic and public service as a social entrepreneur, a nonprofit CEO and a candidate for U.S. Senate. She co-founded the volunteer-mobilization organization Hands On Atlanta, growing its volunteer engagement model from a single entity to a national network of more than 50 affiliates. Nunn helped initiate and oversaw that group’s merger with Points of Light, founded by President George H. W. Bush to promote volunteerism. Nunn served as Points of Light CEO from 2007 to 2013. Nunn also served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and as a co-convener of the ServiceNation Coalition. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Fast Company Social Capitalist Award and honorary degrees from Oglethorpe University and Wesleyan College.
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