Filtering by: PROTECTION

The Consequences of Ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

The Consequences of Ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

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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Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis: Report Launch
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis: Report Launch

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.

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Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict
Apr
16
1:30 PM13:30

Hidden Wounds: Trauma and Civilians in the Syrian Conflict

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.

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Beyond 'Coyotes': Current Trends in the Facilitation of Irregular Migration in Latin America
Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

Beyond 'Coyotes': Current Trends in the Facilitation of Irregular Migration in Latin America

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.

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Alive in Graves: A film screening and discussion on Syria's detainees
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Alive in Graves: A film screening and discussion on Syria's detainees

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?

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The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social ImpactsThe End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

The End of TPS: Policy Options, Social ImpactsThe End of TPS: Policy Options, Social Impacts

  • Inter-American Dialogue & MPI (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.  

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On refugee integration and the Global Compact on Refugees: Lessons from Turkey
Jan
30
10:30 AM10:30

On refugee integration and the Global Compact on Refugees: Lessons from Turkey

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.

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India's Responses to the Complex Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

India's Responses to the Complex Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

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.

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Enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws: A Top Priority for the Trump Administration
Oct
17
11:00 AM11:00

Enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws: A Top Priority for the Trump Administration

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.

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The Impact of Migration on Europe
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

The Impact of Migration on Europe

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.

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A Conversation with His Excellency Pierre Bouassi, Minister of Social Affairs, The Republic of Lebanon
Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

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.

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Protecting Children in Armed Conflict
Oct
4
10:00 AM10:00

Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

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.

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Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves
Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves

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.

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The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Ideas for Reform
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Ideas for Reform

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.

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A Conversation With UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

A Conversation With UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Building National Security on Inalienable Rights
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Building National Security on Inalienable Rights

  • George Washington University Law School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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International Law and the Trump Administration: Use of Force Under International Law
Sep
11
11:30 AM11:30

International Law and the Trump Administration: Use of Force Under International Law

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.

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Gone but not forgotten: migrants, mothers and the missing
Aug
30
6:00 AM06:00

Gone but not forgotten: migrants, mothers and the missing

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.

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The Global Forced Migration Crisis: Project Launch
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Global Forced Migration Crisis: Project Launch

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.

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World Refugee Day 2017: Where We Are Globally and Locally
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

World Refugee Day 2017: Where We Are Globally and Locally

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.

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Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System
Jun
16
8:30 AM08:30

Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System

  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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