david miliband, president and ceo of international rescue committee, in conversation with zolberg institute on migration and mobility

Conversation on global humanitarian challenges, the role of academies and social institutions in enabling humanitarian action

Thursday, October 4, 7-8:45 p.m. at 65 West 11th Street


A wide-ranging conversation between David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School on global humanitarian challenges, the role of academies and social institutions in enabling humanitarian action, and how members of The New School community can get involved in supporting refugees and displaced people.

In 2016, the Zolberg Institute entered into an innovative partnership with the IRC, through which students and faculty work with IRC field offices to apply the latest advances in social sciences and design to tackle the world’s biggest humanitarian problems.


David Miliband is the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. He oversees the agency’s relief and development operations in over 30 countries, its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United States and the IRC’s advocacy efforts in Washington and other capitals on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Alex Aleinikoff is has served as Director of the Zolberg Institute since January 2017. He served as United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees (2010-15) and was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he also served as dean and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University. He was co-chair of the Immigration Task Force for President Barack Obama’s transition team in 2008.


October 4th, 7-8:45 pm


65 West 11th Street, Room B500


Members of the public can register for the free event on Eventbrite.

Members of the media should RSVP with Amy Malsin at malsina@newschool.edu or 212.229.5667 x 3094.

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Media Contact:

Amy Malsin
The New School
212.229.5667 x 3094

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