A World of Order and Chaos
We live at a time of extraordinary peril and opportunity. The global order is under threat from the Trump presidency, Brexit, regional conflicts including Syria and Ukraine, climate change, and multiple refugee crises.David Miliband is one of the most prominent global statesmen and offers an unparalleled guide to the future of world politics. The son of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany, Miliband was a British Labour Party member of Parliament from 2001 to 2013, environment secretary from 2006 to 2007 (where he led British policy on climate change), and foreign secretary from 2007 to 2010. Since 2013, Miliband has been president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, where he directs humanitarian aid and development initiatives in more than 40 countries and refugee resettlement in 28 U.S. cities; oversees a global staff of 12,000; and has played a major role in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. In 2016, Miliband received an honorary doctorate from the New School, and in 2017, he published Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time. Former President Bill Clinton described Miliband as "one of the ableist, most creative public servants."
Monday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m.
Lang Performing Arts Center, Pearson–Hall Theatre