A Special Seminar

“The Refugee Crisis:
Humanitarian and Security Implications”

The latest expansion of terrorism, civil wars, and regional conflicts has resulted in internal displacements and forced migrations of millions of refugees around the world. Despite the grave humanitarian and strategic implications of the continuing challenge, there is no consensus by policy-makers and the public in general on how to deal with this crisis on political, legal, social, economic, and security levels.

A panel of former government officials and academic experts will assess whether the international community can act collectively in resolving this global tragedy.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

Place: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
901 N. Stuart St., Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22203
(Ballston Metro Station, Orange and Silver Line)

Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Mark Krikorian
Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies

Olga Oliker
Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Robert L. McKenzie
Visiting fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution. McKenzie is an expert in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with 15 years of applied research and work experience for the U.S. government, private sector, and academia

Abraham Stein
Former Deputy Secretary for Multidimensional Security and Senior Advisor to the Secretary General on Defense and Hemispheric Security, Organization of American States

Closing Remarks:
General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.)
Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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