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by: JD Gordon 0 Comments

A 21st Century Refugee Crisis: What are the stakes of resettlement?

When:
February 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2016-02-29T18:30:00-05:00
2016-02-29T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
SFS Capitol Hill Office
509 C St NE
Washington, DC 20002
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
J.D. Gordon, SFS Senior Fellow
202.758.9083

Events in the Middle East have generated a wave of refugees far beyond  borders. Over 4 million Syrians have fled civil war. Europe is shaken to the core –overwhelmed by over 1 million asylum seekers in Germany alone last year. Resettlement has led to furious debate both in Europe and North America. Some argue that the number of refugees should increase while others raise concerns about the unintended consequences of opening borders. Have humanitarian concerns ignored security vulnerabilities? Are plans for resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. and another 25,000 in Canada well thought out? How do we balance humanitarian values with  national security concerns?

Featuring:

Amb. Alberto Fernandez
Retired U.S. Foreign Service, Vice President, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)

Rep. Peter Hoekstra
Former Congressman, Chairman & Ranking Member, House Intelligence Committee (2004-2011)

Ms. Candice Malcolm
SFS International Fellow, Syndicated Columnist for the Toronto Sun (Canada)   

Moderated by:

Mr. Jordan Bloom
Opinion Editor, The Daily Caller

Light refreshments will be served and a cocktail reception will follow the roundtable discussion.

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