David Miliband
Event Postponed - New Date TBD

David Miliband

President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Moderated by Shaheen Kassim-Lakha

Director of International Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

November 9, 2018 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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This event has been postponed.
A new date will be announced when it has been rescheduled.

Founded in 1933 to help refugees flee Nazi Germany, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is dealing with the largest forced migration crisis in history, with over 65 million people displaced from their homes. David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, will discuss how the organization is facing this massive crisis at a LAWAC breakfast on Friday, November 9th. Miliband, a former British Labour Party politician and Foreign Secretary, will address specific crises such as the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar and the war in Yemen, where five million Yemeni children face starvation. He will also address the growing backlog of asylum seekers on the US-Mexico border and the recent decision to cap refugees allowed into the US at 30,000, a record low since the creation of the refugee program in 1980.

David Miliband is the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. He oversees the agency’s relief and development operations in over 30 countries, its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United States and the IRC’s advocacy efforts in Washington and other capitals on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people. Miliband has had a distinguished political career in the United Kingdom. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the youngest Foreign Secretary in three decades, driving advancements in human rights and representing the United Kingdom throughout the world. He is also the author of the book, Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time.

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