The Global Refugee Crisis and What To Do About It
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Note Location: McCosh Hall, Room 10
On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, David Miliband will discuss The Global Refugee Crisis and What To Do About It. Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee(IRC), where he oversees the IRC’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 26 United States cities. This event will take place in McCosh 10 at 6:00 pm.
From 2007 to 2010, Miliband was the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, driving advancements in human rights and representing the U.K. throughout the world. In 2006, as Secretary of State for the Environment, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reduction requirements. He was Member of Parliament for South Shields from 2001 to 2013. Miliband graduated from Oxford in 1987 with a first class honors degree in philosophy, politics and economics, and received a master’s degree in political science in 1989 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Kennedy Scholar. His accomplishments have earned him a reputation, in former President Bill Clinton’s words, as “one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time,” and as an effective and passionate advocate for the world’s uprooted and poor people. As the son of refugees (Miliband’s parents fled from continental Europe to Britain during World War II and its aftermath), he brings a personal commitment to the IRC’s work.
This event, sponsored by the Edge Lecture Series, is free and open to the public with no ticket or reservation required. For further information on this and other events in the series, please visit princeton.lectures.edu.