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Young and Displaced --  A Multinational Look at Youth on Their Own, as Refugees, on the Run, and in Need of Help

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Thursday, July 14, 2011
9:00-10:30 a.m. EST






Juan Carlos Lara-Armienta, head of regional and Hispanic affairs, Embassy of Mexico
Lavinia Limón, president & CEO, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
John Monahan, special adviser for global health partnerships, U.S. Department of State
Matthew Stagner, executive director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Olivia Golden, Institute fellow, Urban Institute; former assistant secretary for children and families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (moderator)

Childhood and adolescence are supposed to be times to play, grow, and explore in peace. But for countless millions of young people around the globe, their early years are plagued by war, conflict, extreme poverty, disease, abuse, and other woes.

Many children and youth -- abroad and here, with their families or unaccompanied -- flee their toxic surroundings, hoping to find new homes elsewhere and create new lives. With a panel of experts whose knowledge spans the globe, this forum will plumb the experiences of vulnerable youth who are displaced or on the move and examine ways to protect them, sparking an overdue exchange on policy lessons from America and abroad.

At the Urban Institute
2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Breakfast will be provided at 8:45 a.m. The forum begins promptly at 9:00.

A recording will be archived after the event at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/urban-institute-events.


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