Refugees and Migrants: A Test of Civilization
CSIS and USA for IOM cordially invite you to a book launch of We’re in Danger! Who Will Help Us? Refugees and Migrants: A Test of Civilization with author James Purcell.
While millions of people are displaced around the globe and thousands more contemplate dangerous journeys in search of a better life, We’re in Danger! Who Will Help Us? draws on lessons from the “refugee decade” to inform responses to today’s crises. During the 1980s, major humanitarian emergencies erupted throughout the world. Indochina was the first complex refugee crisis the global humanitarian community faced after World War II. The international community devised new and creative approaches, with victims of crises at the center of policy decision-making, toward humane and durable solutions. Knowledge gained from Indochina and simultaneous crises in other regions proved invaluable in addressing critical challenges in various parts of the world. Mr. Purcell shares his experiences leading the U.S. State Department's Bureau for Refugee Programs (now called Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to call for multilateral approaches—incorporating refugee-decade lessons learned—to solve current and future humanitarian crises.
Please join us for a conversation with James Purcell, author of We’re in Danger! Who Will Help Us? and Chairman of USA for IOM followed by a reception. Mr. Purcell is the Former Director General of the IOM and Former Director of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Refugee Programs.
Mr. Purcell will be available for book signing from 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM. The public event will run from 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM and will be followed by a food and beverage reception from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM.
Books will be available for purchase and signing before the event. Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit USA for IOM and their work to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance for people displaced by natural disasters and conflicts, as well as assistance to survivors and victims of human trafficking.
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.