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The World's Largest Refugee Crisis - Great Decisions
Syria

The World’s Largest Refugee Crisis

Syrians have for a century welcomed over a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq and other countries around the region. Now, thanks to a multiyear civil war, they are on track to become the source of the world’s largest refugee population in a matter of months. As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a “lost generation” remains.

Featured Guests

  • Geneive Abdo, Fellow, Stimson Center
  • Deborah Amos, International Correspondent, NPR
  • Mohamad Bazzi, Associate Profressor of Journalism, NYU
  • Joseph Chamie, Former Director, U.N. Population Division
  • Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, U.N. World Food Programme
  • Rochelle Davis, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University
  • Amb. Robert Ford, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria
  • Antonio Guterres, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Shadi Hamid, Author, Temptations of Power
  • Frederic Hof, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • William Luers, The Iran Project
  • David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
  • Fen Osler-Hampson, Director of Global Security Research Program, CIGI
  • Elias Bou Saab, Minister of Education, Lebanon
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America
  • Amb. Frank Wisner, Former U.S. Ambassador to India
  • Amb. James Woolsey, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency