Tuesday, November 10, 2020
An Asylum and Refugee System in Tatters: Where Do We Go from Here?
Wed. Nov. 11, 2020 12:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Speaker: Bill Frelick
Since 2005, Bill Frelick has served as the Refugee Rights director at Human Rights Watch, through which he monitors, investigates, and documents human rights abuses against refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons, and advocates for the rights of forcibly displaced persons worldwide. From 2002-2005, Mr. Frelick was the director of Amnesty International USA’s Refugee Program. He was also previously the director of the U.S. Committee for Refugees, which he served for 18 years (1984-2002). He has traveled to refugee sites throughout the world and is widely published. He was the editor of USCR’s annual World Refugee Survey and monthly Refugee Reports.
Bill will talk about the current status of the US refugee and asylum systems and how they might change over the next four years.
The talk is co-sponsored by the Cornell Migrations Initiative.
The webinar is free, but registration is required. To register, go to https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4nOFuPNrQEKr7tsds1UphQ