This event hosting by CSIS Americas program will feature a panel of ambassadors from the Latin American and Caribbean countries most affected by TPS, and the discussion will center on two major outstanding questions: first, what are the likely political, economic and human consequences in their home countries of actually deporting those individuals; and second, what are the implications for the United States of those likely developments in Central America and Haiti.
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- ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT
- HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
- HUMAN RIGHTS
- MIDDLE EAST
- MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS
- REPORTS & PAPERS
- THE AMERICAS
- U.S. FOREIGN POLICY
- U.S. Military
- U.S. POLITICS
- U.S. SENATE
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- WOMEN & GIRLS
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CSIS is hosting the launch of their new report on confronting the global forced migration crisis. The report contains the findings of a high level, bi-partisan task force and consolidates field research in Bangladesh, Jordan, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, and cities across the United States including Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Diego. It is in the U.S. domestic and national security interests to confront these issues abroad now to mitigate greater challenges later; this report illustrates the complex crisis, why it is important, and what we can do about it.
Syrian doctors and humanitarian relief experts have increasingly engaged on this issue and are developing new and innovative approaches to help address and heal these invisible wounds. USIP is hosting a discussion with specialists from the Syrian American Medical Society, the U.S State Department and Save the Children to address an aspect of the Syrian conflict that often receives less attention than it deserves.
The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion about current trends in smuggling and its organization, the shifting roles of migrants in the market, and the additional criminal risks many of them face as a result. Speakers will present findings from their research in South and Central America, Mexico, and the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host the premiere screening of Alive in Graves, a documentary produced by the Save the Rest Campaign to shed light on the crisis of Syrian detainees in the prisons of the Syrian government. The 17-minute film will be followed by followed by a discussion to address questions including: How does the issue of enforced disappearances impact Syrian society today, and how will it affect the country’s future? How can the international community address the problem? How can the status of detainees be integrated into the negotiations and the political process?
To explore the significance of this policy shift and what can be expected moving forward, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and FUSADES are hosting a panel discussionin which panelists will consider the social impact of terminating TPS for Salvadorans in the United States, including the likely effects on the economy, migration, and criminal violence, as well as policy options to address the fallout from the decision.
On January 30, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) will host a panel discussion on Turkey’s experience with integrating roughly 3.5 million refugees and how that experience can inform the Compact. Izza Leghtas, senior advocate at Refugees International, will discuss the findings of her recent report, “I am only looking for my rights,” on the difficulties refugees face in accessing legal employment and the need for livelihood programs in Turkey’s urban centers.
The latest round of the massive refugee outflow of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh has created a humanitarian crisis and outrage among the international community. India’s response to the Rohingya issue is conditioned predominantly by its security concerns. The East West Center is hosting Dr. Ghoshal, who will discuss the various strands and stakeholders of India’s response and perspectives on the complex Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar.
The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion of the ways immigration enforcement in the U.S. can be strengthened as well as a keynote address by Acting Director of ICE Thomas Homan, a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, to hear what the Trump Administration is doing in this area.
This level of displacement has had a profound and unprecedented level of impact in the humanitarian, security, and economic spaces in Europe. How can European governments and multilateral stakeholders in the region work cohesively to develop an effective and sustainable approach to migration? CSIS is hosting an event to discuss these issues.
A Conversation with His Excellency Pierre Bouassi, Minister of Social Affairs, The Republic of Lebanon
Lebanon is home to the highest number of refugees per capita, hosting approximately 1.5 million refugees in a country of only 6 million people. The country’s weak infrastructure, challenging economic conditions, and the growing radicalization of youth and refugees place a heavy burden on the Lebanese state. In addition, the rise of tensions between refugees and their host communities are affecting the country’s fragile sectarian balance and increasing insecurity in the region. The Wilson Center is welcoming Minister Bouassi to address these and other issues.
The Stimson Center is hosting a discussion on issues surrounding the use of children in armed conflict. The event will feature a keynote address from the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, which will be followed by an expert panel.
Amid warfare worldwide, unarmed civilians attempt protests or negotiations with combatants to protect their communities from violence. These citizens defy the culture of fear that armed groups enforce, and risk retribution. New research highlights how communities use cohesion and social structures to non-violently influence armed groups—a capacity that governments and institutions often fail to recognize. On October 2, join USIP to discuss such community self-protection, and how policymaking might better support it in conflict zones such as in Syria or Afghanistan.
On September 22, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings will convene a panel of immigration and homeland security experts to discuss issues surrounding homeland security and the implications of Trump's immigration policy.
Refugee policy is a vigorously debated issue under the Trump Administration. Given the many refugee crises plaguing the world, effective U.S. refugee resettlement policies are essential to meeting these challenges.The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion of the strengths, weaknesses, and ideas for reform of the U.S. Refugee Admission Program.
Join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for the launch of the Morton and Sheppie Abramowitz Lecture featuring UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Carnegie President William J. Burns will join the high commissioner for a conversation on the global state of human rights.
NATSECDEF 2017 is the third annual meeting of the minds from the fields of law, community activism, religion, national security, and journalism. The relationship between national security and human rights is a delicate balance, as consistently illustrated through the Guantanamo Bay military commissions. This conference will bring together experts, scholars, advocates, and activists to discuss the most pressing national security issues, how they are being constructed and addressed, and how to maintain the balance between effective security and the human rights protections necessary to a democratic United States.
This live online briefing, the eighth in the American Society of International Law's series on "International Law and the Trump Administration," will feature former senior U.S. officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations who were responsible for formulating policy and advising the Executive Branch on issues involving the use of force and the law of armed conflict. They will discuss the international legal principles that apply to the permissible use of force by nation states and the extent to which those principles serve as an effective constraint on aggression, and will examine the interplay between international law, domestic legislation, and Executive Branch policies that US officials consider in determining whether a given exercise of armed force is legally permissible.
In honor of the International Day of the Disappeared, the ICRC is convening a conference at the Humanitarium on the importance of remembrance and the story behind its origins. Although the world is changing, our responsibility towards missing people and their families remains the same. How can we best help responsible authorities meet the needs of those who go missing and their families? And how do these needs change when the missing person is deceased? The conference is part of the ICRC's conference cycle on generating respect for the law.
Project for Prosperity and Development at CSIS is hosting an event to launch a new project on the global forced migration crisis. Over the next year, CSIS will research the journey of these millions of people and what it means for the developing world landscape, and how the U.S., its allies, the public and private sectors, NGOs, academics, government, and security can play a vital role in confronting global displacement and migration.
In recognition of World Refugee Day, New America is hosting a 2-panel discussion on the global refugee situation. The first panel will provide a deeper look into the world's 21.3 million refugees and the vital role that America has played in providing support to front-line states that house the vast majority of the world's refugees. The second panel will discuss the role the Syrian American community in helping provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the Syria crisis.
With the number of displaced in the world at an historically high level, and with more than 21 million refugees worldwide, experts featured in this event will discuss the challenges confronting the global refugee protection system, including US refugee policy, and offer possible reforms to the global and US refugee protection systems.