Refugees Trapped in a Global Pandemic: An Assault on Human Dignity

Online Zoom Webinar
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., June 19, 2020

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As the United Nations prepares to observe World Refugee Day on June 20, the world is grappling with COVID-19 and the ways it threatens the safety and wellbeing of refugees and displaced people.

In addition to creating new challenges for physical and mental health, the pandemic has strained the budgets of countries and organizations that provide critical humanitarian resources for refugees. How can policymakers and organizations respond effectively and best serve some of the world’s most vulnerable people?

A distinguished panel of experts will offer wide-ranging analysis in this important and timely virtual discussion presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Denis McDonough

Professor of the Practice of Public Policy, Keough School of Global Affairs

Diego Chaves

Visiting Fellow, Migration Policy Institute

Erin Corcoran

Executive Director, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

Rahul Oka

Research Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Anthropology, Keough School of Global Affairs

Paul Perrin

Associate Professor of the Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs

Ilaria Schnyder von Wartensee

Ford Family Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs

Clemens Sedmak

Professor of Social Ethics, Keough School of Global Affairs