Oct 5 2016

Changing the Narrative—A Multi Stakeholder Approach to Forced Displacement

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Columbia, IAB, Room 1501
Past Event


The Migration Working Group, with the support of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative, presents:

A follow-up Symposium on the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead.

Two weeks after the world’s attention has turned to New York City for the General Debate of the UN General Assembly and the landmark UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, which will convene over 150 world leaders to consider strategies for dealing with large movements of refugees and migrants, this Symposium offers an opportunity to consider its outcomes and discuss what academics, companies, students, and civil society alike can do to move the agenda on migration and refugees forward.

The Symposium will feature prominent academics, leaders from the United Nations, State representatives and business, philanthropic and civil society actors.

The space is limited and registration through OrgSync is required. If you are not an enrolled Columbia student, please RSVP by sending an email ehb2135@columbia.edu

Note that this event is restricted to participants over 21 years. 




                        5:30 PM – 6:00 PM           REGISTRATION & RECEPTION

                        6:00 PM – 6:15 PM           OPENING REMARKS

                        6:15 PM – 7:30 PM           A FOLLOW-UP ON THE UN SUMMIT ON REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS 

                        7:30 PM – 7:45 PM           Coffee break

                        7:45 PM – 9:00 PM           CHANGING THE NARRATIVE – A MULTI STAKEHOLDER APPROACH  

                        9:00 PM – 10:00 PM        Reception with food & beverage


Michael W. Doyle, University Professor and Director of the Columbia Global Policy Initiative. Doyle specializes in international relations theory, international security, and international organizations. He previously served as assistant secretary-general and special adviser to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan from 2001 to 2003. His responsibilities included strategic planning (Millennium Development Goals), outreach to the international corporate sector (the Global Compact), and relations with Washington.

Daniel Naujoks, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Daniel Naujoks focuses primarily on issues related to international migration and development and homeland-diaspora relations. Daniel has been working on development, migration, and population affairs at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), the UN Population Division, UNICEF and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Noel Calhoun, Senior Policy Officer, Office of the Special Adviser on the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.

Sarah Krause, Senior Director of Programs, Church World Services

Sayre Nyce, Executive Director, Talent Beyond Boundaries

Andrew Painter, Senior Protection Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Christopher Richter, Migration Officer and focal point on migration and the post-2015 UN development agenda, International Organization for Migration (IOM). 

Lara Setrakian, CEO, Co-Founder and Executive Director, News Deeply