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June 25, 2002

Global
World Refugees: Arthur Helton

Today, nearly 20 million refugees and a further 25 million internally displaced persons are suffering untold miseries. "Refugees are the flesh-and-blood personification of the chaos and insecurities …

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The Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture

The Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture was established by CFR and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN head…

August 20, 2003

United States
Arthur C. Helton, 1949-2003

Arthur C. Helton, the director of peace and conflict studies and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventive action at the Council on Foreign Relations, died in the August 19 bombing of the Unit…

May 22, 2007

Global
Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture: Holding World Leaders Accountable to Reducing Global Poverty and Protecting Civilians

Watch Jan Egeland, special adviser to the secretary-general of the United Nations, discuss the current state of international humanitarian affairs and how world leaders can be more involved in solvin…

June 25, 2002

Global
World Refugee Day

In 2000, a special UN General Assembly Resolution was unanimously adopted which designated 20 June every year as World Refugee Day. The date was chosen as an expression of solidarity with Africa, to …

March 1, 2002

Refugees and Displaced Persons
The Price of Indifference

Read an excerpt of The Price of Indifference. Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, te…

July 18, 2017

Infrastructure
The Beleaguered U.S. Water System

The U.S. water system, among the safest and most reliable in the world, is central to the nation’s economy, but chronic underinvestment, increasing demand, and worsening droughts have revealed weakne…

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May 18, 2018

United States
The Reality of Modern Slavery

From debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

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May 18, 2018

Drug Policy
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Speakers examine the growing opioid epidemic in the United States and compare global responses to opioid addiction, discuss the effects on the U.S. economy and labor force, and explore potential medi…

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May 11, 2018

North Korea
Changing Strategic Circumstances in Asia

With the recent Inter-Korean Summit, U.S.-China trade disagreements, and unrest in much of the region, the balance of power in Asia continues to be in a state of flux.

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