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Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis

April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
SIEPR Gunn Building – Koret-Taube Conference Center (366 Galvez St, Stanford CA)

Conflict, disasters, violence and persecution displaced 68.5 million people in 2017. How can universities, the private sector and others help deliver solutions? Join us to hear from UN leaders and other experts exploring how to meaningfully improve conditions for refugees.

Keynote Address:
Melissa Fleming, Chief Spokesperson, UN High Commissioner on Refugees

Discussion:
Paul Spiegel, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health
Ertharin Cousin, Payne Distinguished Lecturer, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Leila Toplic, Lead, Emerging Technologies Working Group, NetHope
Paul Costello, Stanford School of Medicine Senior Communications Strategist  (moderator)

Spoken-Word Performance:
Emtithal Mahmoud, Goodwill ambassador, UNHCR

Keynote, panel and audience Q&A will be followed by a reception featuring student projects.

The Handa Center is pleased to co-sponsor this event by the Stanford Refugee Research Project, in collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Refugee Research Project