The global refugee crisis and what to do about it | University of Oxford

The global refugee crisis and what to do about it

Speaker
Rt Hon David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3AZ
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

At a time of heightened political tension and policy confusion about the refugee crisis, this lecture will explore why record numbers of people are fleeing their homes; what conditions they are living in; and what should be done to help them.

Rt Hon David Miliband will make the case that support for refugees is a global public good, which requires reform of international policy. It will also argue that winning the argument for supporting refugees is vital to the moral standing of western societies which constructed the international order after World War 2.