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Briefing: US Policy on Afghan Refugees

What Went Wrong and What Can Be Done


With the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have sought to flee the capital. A far larger displacement crisis is likely to occur in the coming days.  The U.S. response so far has been chaotic, with promises from the President to ensure that U.S. citizens find safety but no firm plans to help all Afghans who assisted U.S. forces and no announcements on programs of support for other vulnerable and displaced persons, particularly women.

Join the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility in discussion with international migration experts on the refugee crisis in Afghanistan and the U.S. response. What is happening? What needs to be done? How can the U.S. mobilize other international actors?

Gregory Maniatis, Director, International Migration Initiative, Open Society Foundations

• Eric Schwartz, President, Refugees International

• Sunita Viswanath, Co-founder and Board Chair, Women for Afghan Women

• Deborah Amos, International Correspondent, National Public Radio

Monday, August 23, 2021, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

The event is free and open to the public. Register here to attend.

This event is Presented by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School for Social Research.

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