JTS to Host Discussion on the Global Refugee Crisis

Press Contact: Tom Hopkins
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: publicity@jtsa.edu

March 16, 2017, New York, NY

On the same day a new executive order that reinstates a temporary ban on all refugees and bans immigration from six Muslim-majority countries goes into effect, David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee and former UK foreign secretary, will speak at The Jewish Theological Seminary on the global refugee crisis and how communities of faith can respond to the most serious refugee crisis since World War II.

The free public lecture is hosted by The Jewish Theological Seminary’s Louis Finkelstein Institute, which brings together great thinkers from diverse academic, social, political, and religious spheres to wrestle with the most urgent challenges of the day, such as the current refugee crisis we face globally. The event will draw members from both the Jewish community as well as the interfaith community.

The event comes just before Passover, a holiday which marks one of the first known crises of refugees.

Following David Miliband’s speech, there will be a discussion led by Rebecca Bardach, the former director and senior protection officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as a Q & A.

Press wishing to attend should RSVP to Tom Hopkins at publicity@jtsa.edu.


Thursday, March 16
7:30 p.m.


The Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway (at 122nd street) 


David Miliband—President and CEO, International Rescue Committee; Former UK Foreign Secretary
Rebecca Bardach—Former Director and Senior Protection Officer, UNHCR