US Policy on Afghan Refugees: What Went Wrong and What Can Be Done

With the Taliban take-over in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans have sought to flee the capital. A far larger displacement crisis is likely to occur in the coming days.  The U.S. response so far has been chaotic, with promises from the President to ensure that U.S. citizens find safety but no firm plans to help all Afghans who assisted U.S. forces and no announcements on programs of support for other vulnerable and displaced persons, particularly women.

Join the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility in discussion with international migration experts on the refugee crisis in Afghanistan and the U.S. response. What is happening? What needs to be done? How can the U.S. mobilize other international actors?


T. Alexander Aleinikoff
University Professor and Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility
Deborah Amos
International Correspondent, National Public Radio
Gregory Maniatis
Director, International Migration Program, Open Society Foundations
Eric Schwartz
President, Refugees International
Sunita Viswanath
Co-Founder and Baord Chair, Women for Afghan Women


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