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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
February 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
The Kennebunk Free Library will host John Doughty on Monday, February 27 at 6:00 pm, where he 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 D. Doughty is currently Vice President and Director of Research for R. M. Davis in Portland, Maine. John leads the firm’s research effort, global macro strategy, and is Chair of the Investment Committee. In addition, he focuses on the Energy sector of the economy in his research and presents regularly on global economic and market trends to business partners in the community. Prior to joining R. M. Davis, John worked in New York as a Vice President at Credit Suisse.
John earned his B.A. (cum laude) in History and Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. John also completed graduate course work in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago.
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. John also serves on the Investment Committee of the Pine Tree Council.