Video On Demand

The Global Refugee and Humanitarian Crisis: Implications for International Development

February 23, 2016 • 11:30 pm – 1:30 am EST

Keynote remarks by:
Andrew Natsios
Director, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs and Executive Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Jon Brause
Director, World Food Programme’s (WFP) Washington Liaison Office

Kelly T. Clements
Deputy High Commissioner in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

William Garvelink
Senior Adviser, U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

Catherine Wiesner
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, United States Department of State

Moderated by:
Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development

Additional panelists to follow.

Please join us for an expert panel discussion on the implications of the global refugee and humanitarian crisis for international development. The discussion will feature opening keynote remarks from Andrew Natsios, former USAID administrator and current Director of the Scowcroft Institute for International Affairs at Texas A&M University.

With nearly 60 million refugees, migrants, and internally displaced persons, worldwide displacement is at a record high. The current system for processing and assisting refugees is at a breaking point. A variety of solutions that meet the complex realities of refugees, countries of origin, and host countries must be generated to encourage stability and create a precedent for human rights and security. Finding the appropriate blend of official development assistance, restructuring existing roles for outside actors, and reducing the fragility and conflict that drives people away from their countries of origin will lead to a more stable and productive future.

Please RSVP to PPD@CSIS.ORG with your name and affiliation.

This event is made possible by general support to the Project on Prosperity and Development.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development