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Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis: Report Launch

May 30, 2018 • 9:00 – 11:00 am EDT

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The size and scope of the global forced migration crisis are unprecedented. Almost 66 million people worldwide have been forced from home by conflict. This global crisis already poses serious challenges to economic growth and risks to stability and national security, as well as an enormous human toll affecting tens of millions of people. People in almost every region of the world are being forced from home by armed conflict and violence, persecution, political oppression, economic malfeasance, environmental, climate, and human-induced disasters, or food insecurity and famine. The consequences of inaction are real and relevant to the United States and its allies. Addressing root causes—and the underdevelopment and poor governance so often at their core—requires longer-term, strategic thinking.

Please join us for an event to launch CSIS’s new report on confronting the global forced migration crisis. The report contains the findings of a high level, bi-partisan task force and consolidates field research in Bangladesh, Jordan, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, and cities across the United States including Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Diego. It is in the U.S. domestic and national security interests to confront these issues abroad now to mitigate greater challenges later; this report illustrates the complex crisis, why it is important, and what we can do about it.
The report and event were made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Erol Yayboke

Erol Yayboke

Former Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard; Former U.S. Trade Representative
Former Secretary of Homeland Security, Former Governor of Pennsylvania
President and CEO of the ONE Campaign, former Administrator for USAID
Principal and Co-Founder of Global Alliance Advisors, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Director, Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience at the Elliott School of International Affairs, and former Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance at USAID
Former Senior Program Manager, Kenya, National Democratic Institute