WHAT: Over 70 million people are fleeing violence, extreme poverty, and persecution across the globe, many of whom are children. For Americans, this global migration crisis is most visible in Central America and on our southern border and the U.S. response has polarized our country.
Given the urgency of these issues, Georgetown’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs are partnering for the first time to host a timely dialogue on The U.S. Response to the Global Migration Crisis: Human Costs, Moral Implications, and Policy Choices. Sharing the Catholic commitment to welcome the stranger and uphold the dignity of refugees and immigrants, these two universities will host a former White House chief of staff, a GOP immigration leader, a policy advocate, and a DACA student to explore the current crisis, its causes and ways forward.
This Public Dialogue will feature differing perspectives from:
Denis McDonough, an executive fellow of the Keough School’s Global Policy Initiative at the University of Notre Dame and former White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama
Carlos Curbelo, Republican leader on immigration issues and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Aryah Somers Landsberger, vice president of programs at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and co-author of the UNHCR’s “Children on the Run” report
Mizraim Belman Guerrero, a DACA recipient and a culture and politics major at Georgetown University.
John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, will moderate the conversation. Maura Policelli, executive director of the Keough School of Global Affairs Washington Office, will open the dialogue.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Gaston Hall, Healy Hall, Third Floor
3700 O Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20057
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Courtney Thompson in the Georgetown University Office of Strategic Communications at (202)-687-4328 or at email@example.com.