Today the world is facing the largest refugee crisis since World War II – and the global exodus keeps increasing with over 65 million people classified as refugees. Many of them have fled for their lives, and countless numbers have died on their journey. The response of the international community – or lack of response – is a far cry from the liberal, enlightened internationalism of the period following the Second World War.
At this Club event, International Rescue Committee President and CEO David Miliband will discuss the duty of rescue and what it says about us as a society. Can we move beyond seeing refugees as a burden and empower them to help themselves and contribute to their societies? Has the U.S. vetting process been working, or is it too restrictive and thus counter-productive? How should we as individuals, communities, businesses, and nations respond to the crisis of our time? What can be done to address these important questions?
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. PLEASE CONTACT EBROWN@HBSCNY WITH ANY QUESTIONS
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm Registration and Welcome Reception
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Discussion and Q&A
Venue: Grant Thornton, 757 3rd Avenue, NYC.
Cost: $20/Member; Member Guest
Free/Patron Member (please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Organizer(s): Barrie Moskowitz, The Social Enterprise Programming Team (SEPT) – Barry Puritz MBA ’65, Lowell Robinson MBA ’73
President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, overseeing the agency’s relief and development operations in over 30 countries, its refugee resettlement assistance programs throughout the U.S., and the IRC’s advocacy efforts in Washington and other capitals.
David had a distinguished political career in the United Kingdom. As the youngest Foreign Secretary in three decades, driving advancements in human rights, his accomplishments earned him a reputation, in former President Bill Clinton’s words, as
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