Refugees and Migration: Responding to a Global Humanitarian Crisis

The world is currently facing the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with 65 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, including 23 million refugees. How will we respond? We invite you to join us on Friday, October 19 for an extraordinary day of education, conversation, and inspiration.

The conference features two keynote addresses, the first by Gideon Maltz, executive director of the Tent Partnership for Refugees; the second by Sasha Chanoff, founder of RefugePoint; and panel discussions that provide a global overview of the crisis, an analysis of large-scale attempts to alleviate the crisis, and a conversation about local efforts in our region to make a difference.

This event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited so we ask that you register before October 10. All who register will receive a free boxed lunch during the conference.

This event is sponsored by Boston College and Peace Islands Institute, with support from the Islamic Studies Program, International Studies Program, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Student Association, and the Global Citizenships Project at Boston College.