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Upcoming Events

Meeting ⁄ New York

Confronting the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Putting Faith in Humanitarian Aid

Speakers William Canny

Executive Director, Migration and Refugee Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

, Robert Carey

Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

, Mark Hetfield

President and Chief Executive Officer, HIAS

, Anwar Khan

Chief Executive Officer, Islamic Relief USA

Presider Deborah Amos

International Correspondent, National Public Radio

Please join our panelists as they discuss the role faith-based organizations have taken during the refugee crisis and the challenges of aiding and resettling refugees in the United States and abroad.

Council on Foreign Relations
58 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065

December 14, 2016 12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Meeting
*Please note special timing*

December 14, 2016

This meeting is on the record.