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IRC-UK lectures

IRC-UK has hosted regular public lectures to mark World Refugee Week in the UK. Previous speakers have included Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Dambisa Moyo and Lord Malloch-Brown.

Transcripts of some of our lectures are included below.


Dr Ashraf Ghani, Major-General (retd) Tim Cross and Mike Young; chaired by Sir Jeremy Greenstock
'Soldiers on the School Run: Sensible Strategy or Disastrous Compromise?'


Dambisa Moyo, Yash Tandon and George Biddle; chaired by Sir Jeremy Greenstock
'Foreign Aid: Dead Right or Dead Wrong?'


Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
'People on the Move: The Challenges of Displacement in the 21st Century'


Sir Mark Malloch Brown, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
'The Politics of Humanitarianism After Iraq'


H.E. Mr Kamalesh Sharma, High Commissioner of India
'Sustainable Rescue: from Survival to the Knowledge Society'


Richard C. Holbrooke, US Ambassador to the United Nations
'The UN, the US and the World'


Monica Ali, Hari Kunzru and Dave Eggers
'Conflict, Refuge and Identity'


Paddy Ashdown, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
'Broken Communities, Shattered Lives: Winning the Savage War of Peace'


Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development
'Refugees and Conflict'

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