Event Date: May 30, 2018

Event Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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The Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:


Confronting the
Global Forced Migration Crisis 

Report Launch



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Keynote Address to be Announced


Task Force Co-Chair Conversation

Tom Ridge

Former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Former Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Gayle Smith

President and CEO, ONE Campaign
Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Moderated by

Daniel F. Runde

William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director,
Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS

Panel Featuring

Matthew Reynolds

Regional Representative,
U.S. and the Caribbean, UNHCR

Hilary Pennington

Executive Vice President for Program,
Ford Foundation


Mary Beth Long

Principal and Co-Founder, Global Alliance Advisors;
Former Assistance Secretary of Defense,
International Security Affairs,
The Office of the Secretary of Defense


Ky Luu

Director, The Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience,
The Elliott School of International Affairs;
Former Director, The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance


Moderated by

Erol Yayboke

Deputy Director and Fellow,
Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS

Panel Framing Remarks

Mike Rawlings

Mayor, The City of Dallas;
Former CEO, Pizza Hut


The size and scope of the global forced migration crisis are unprecedented. Almost 66 million people worldwide have been forced from home by conflict. This global crisis already poses serious challenges to economic growth and risks to stability and national security, as well as an enormous human toll affecting tens of millions of people. People in almost every region of the world are being forced from home by armed conflict and violence, persecution, political oppression, economic malfeasance, environmental, climate, and human-induced disasters, or food insecurity and famine. The consequences of inaction are real and relevant to the United States and its allies. Addressing root causes—and the underdevelopment and poor governance so often at their core—requires longer-term, strategic thinking.

Please join us for an event to launch CSIS’ new report on confronting the global forced migration crisis. The report contains the findings of a high level, bi-partisan task force and consolidates field research in Bangladesh, Jordan, Senegal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, and cities across the United States including Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Diego. It is in the U.S. domestic and national security interests to confront these issues abroad now to mitigate greater challenges later; this report illustrates the complex crisis, why it is important, and what we can do about it.

This event is made possible by generous support from the Ford Foundation

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