Refugees and the Displaced


Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António GuterresCurrent Challenges of Forced Displacement

Arthur C. Helton was director of peace and conflict studies and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventive action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Arthur's family and CFR established the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture after he was tragically killed in the 2003 bombing of the UN heaquarters in Baghdad. Speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns at this annual CFR event.

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Protocol to the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, over three million people have fled Syria, an increase of one million in the last year alone, and over four million people are projected to be refugees in the region by the end of 2014. Please join Jeffrey Crisp and Rochelle Davis to discuss the long-term welfare of refugees, the burden on host countries, and the effect on instability in the Middle East as the refugee outflow continues to escalate.

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