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Thursday, June 7 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Fireside Chat: Innovation and Migration

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Today’s refugee crisis is calling for new solutions, new research, and new ideas to transform the way we approach humanitarian aid. Join The New School in discussing how innovation and human-centered design are paramount to addressing such complex issues. Hear from Ravi Gurumurthy, Chief Innovation Officer at the International Rescue Committee, and Shari Rosenfeld, SVP of International Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, on their recent MacArthur Foundation award of $100 million to bring early education to millions of children affected by the crisis in Syria, and Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School.

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Alex Aleinikoff

Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School
Alex Aleinikoff is University Professor at The New School, and has served as Director of the Zolberg Institute of Migration and Mobility since January 2017. Before coming to The New School, Alex served as United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees (2010-15). Alex has written... Read More →
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Ravi Gurumurthy

Chief Innovation Officer, International Rescue Committee
Ravi Gurumurthy (@rgurumurthy) is the Chief Innovation Officer at the International Rescue Committee, and founder of its innovation center, Airbel. Prior to joining IRC in 2013 as VP for Strategy and Innovation, Ravi held a number of roles in the UK government, including Director... Read More →
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Shari Rosenfeld

Senior Vice President, International Social Impact, Sesame Workshop
Shari Rosenfeld is Senior Vice President of International Social Impact at Sesame Workshop, overseeing the development and execution of high impact transmedia educational initiatives that help young children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, grow smarter, stronger... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
The William Vale 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA