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Great Decisions | Refugees & Global Migration

  • Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 USA (map)

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED!

Today, no countries have open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so. Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How have different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws, policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrants?

WorldBoston, Boston Network for International Development, and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston join forces to host this Great Decisions on Refugees and Global Migration. To address the topic is a fantastic panel comprised of:

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Karen Jacobsen: Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Friedman School of Nutrition, and director of the Refugees and Forced Migration Program at the Feinstein International Center; author of the 2019 Great Decisions "Refugee and Global Migration" article

Jeffrey Thielman: President and CEO of the International Institute of New England

Mary Truong: Executive Director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants

Following the discussion there will be tabling by local organizations actively working with refugees and immigrants in Boston!