Why This Debate and Why Now?
One of the world’s biggest challenges is the refugee crisis: the movement of people fleeing violence, persecution, human rights violations and natural disasters, and their obstacles to resettlement. The number of forcibly displaced people has never been higher, at 68.5 million today, 25 million of whom are refugees crossing international borders, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than half of these individuals come from Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria. The crisis is growing. What can we all do about it? How can individuals take action to help solve the issue?
Three speakers, three perspectives. Each invited speaker presents a view and opinion on a possible solution to a world challenge.
Our debate will take place Feb. 26, 2019, at
Northwestern University in Qatar
6 p.m. (Doha Local Time)
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