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Global Migration and Refugees: Why People Migrate, the Economics and Security Implications of Immigration and the Current Refugee Crisis, and What Lies Ahead
April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
On Thursday, April 6 at 6 pm, John Doughty will give a talk titled “Global Migration and Refugees: Why People Migrate, the Economics and Security Implications of Immigration and the Current Refugee Crisis, and What Lies Ahead.”
The world has witnessed periods of mass migrations so large that they have had influential impacts on the course of human history. The current movement of people around the globe is unprecedented in its scale and scope and will have lasting political, economic, and social consequences. It also presents a major policy challenge for international institutions and governments which have largely been ineffective. Looking ahead, the global climate will play an increasingly larger role in human mass migration as food and water sources are further stressed – making the challenge faced by global leaders all the more pressing.
John Doughty has studied defense and foreign policy issues for decades and lectures on these topics frequently. He is a board member of the Camden Conference, the World Affairs Council of Maine, and serves on the board of trustees at the Maine Historical Society.
Falmouth Memorial Library & OceanView Partnership Event. Located at Lunt Auditorium, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth