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March 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Refugee Crisis: Humanitarian Response and Resettlement Today

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Hamming Hall, 7:00 pm

The topic of refugee policy and resettlement is a major topic in Washington and around the world. Johan Eldebo, a graduate of North Park University, writes policy for World Vision UK from his office in London. He frequently visits refugee camps in the Middle East and Africa. Johan brings a real life perspective on the refugee crisis. John Barcanic oversees refugee resettlement in our own neighborhood from his World Relief Chicago office on Lawrence Avenue. Many North Park University students have served internships at World Relief Chicago. This presentation will give a holistic view of the situation for refugees from the camps to Albany Park in Chicago.

“The Origins, Stories, and Consequences of the Current Refugee Crisis and How Humanitarian Agencies on the Ground Are Assisting”
Johan Eldebo is Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser at World Vision, London and Visiting Scholar with the Center on International Cooperation at New York University. He has degrees from North Park University, Chicago, and King’s College, London. His specialties include humanitarian assistance and policy, peacebuilding and context analysis in humanitarian contexts.

“The Way Forward: Balancing Safety and Compassion in Responding to the Refugee Crisis”
John Barcanic is the Executive Director at World Relief Chicago and a sought after speaker, coach, and consultant. John has worked as a church pastor and an executive in both the nonprofit and business worlds. A clear and strategic thinker, he envisions a world where regular people bring real hope to refugees in the current crisis.

Q&A period to follow.

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