Greenwich Library and the World Affairs Forum announced today that David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) will be interviewed by Lori Esposito Murray from the Council on Foreign Relations, regarding Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time.
The event takes place in the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
Miliband was a Member of the British Parliament and served as environment secretary and foreign secretary before taking charge of the IRC in 2013. The IRC conducts humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities. Under Miliband’s leadership, the IRC has expanded its ability to rapidly respond to humanitarian crises and meet the needs of an unprecedented number of people uprooted by conflict, war, and disaster.
Murray is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, and president emeritus of the World Affairs Councils of America. She previously held the distinguished national security chair at the U.S. Naval Academy.
“The conversation between David and Lori will provide the Greenwich community with a unique understanding and appreciation of the Refugee crisis that will shape our world for generations,” stated Robert Marks, Vice President of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and IRC Overseer.
Space is limited. Please register using the Library’s online calendar.
Library programs and services are made available to Library patrons at no charge through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. For more information visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/business or contact Nancy Klein, Greenwich Library Development Director, at (203) 622-7957 or [email protected].
The World Affairs Forum is part of a national network of over 95 councils across the country with a shared mission of educating our members, students and the public about global affairs and America’s role in the world. Our local organization, serving Fairfield and Westchester counties, was established in 1946 to promote greater understanding of foreign policy issues by fostering dialogue between its members and leaders in the field of international relations. We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization serving over 500 members and the larger community through a variety of quality programs. We bring the best thinkers, writers and policy makers involved in world affairs to our audiences through approximately 30 events each year.