On Thursday, October 29, the Stanford King Center on Global Development will host a conversation with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, as part of the center's ongoing Speaker Series. The discussion will focus on the global refugee crisis and will be moderated by Pascaline Dupas, the King Center faculty director and professor of economics, and Jeremy M. Weinstein, professor of political science and Fisher Family Director of Stanford Global Studies.
There are nearly 80 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, including 26 million refugees who have left their home countries. As the number of people fleeing conflict, persecution, and the effects of climate change continues to rise, most refugees will continue to be hosted in low- and middle-income countries. Miliband will discuss the challenges and opportunities for addressing this humanitarian crisis, including employment, education, support for local economies, and resettlement efforts.