Cities of Migration Conference

The 3rd International Cities of Migration Conference will be held on March 2, 2016 in downtown Toronto. Community leaders, practitioners, experts, activists and policy-makers will convene for a one-day forum to discuss the issues and opportunities created by today’s global flows of migration. The conference features a diverse range of speakers from organizations such as the World Bank, TIFF, Lifeline Syria, and the Brookings Institution. The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees will be featured in an informal Q and A with Ratna Omidvar, Executive Director of GDX.

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The conference will be followed in the evening by the 2016 edition of the Global Diversity Exchange Annual Lecture, featuring Dr. Khalid Koser, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) in Geneva, Switzerland. In his lecture, Dr. Koser will touch on many of the pressing issues surrounding the unprecedented movement of people across the globe: refugees, internal displacement, global governance, human security, community engagement and counter-radicalization. He will provide a new lens on the question: does diversity drive prosperity?

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