The security of Western democracies depends on our welcoming displaced people, not deporting or demonizing them, says refugee advocate David Miliband.Continue reading
Why you should listen
As the son of refugees, David Miliband has first-hand experience with those fleeing conflict and disaster. In 2013, he abandoned a long political career to take the helm of the International Rescue Committee, an NGO committed to emergency and long-term assistance to refugees (and founded at the call of Albert Einstein in 1933).
As a former UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Miliband is no stranger to cross-border politics. He is a leading voice against recent anti-refugee and immigration measures in the US, where the IRC currently runs resettlement programs in 29 cities.
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“One of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time.” — Bill Clinton
David Miliband’s TED talk
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We’re more connected than ever before but, in some parts of the world, life has never been more difficult. From refugee camps full of people displaced by war to urban blight in the developed world, our problems are growing more complex. But in that strife lies opportunity. In the seventh session of TED2017, hosted by […]Continue reading
David Miliband came to TED with a specific message: The global refugee crisis is not unsolvable — and it’s actually a test of those of us in the West. For Miliband, this crisis is personal, not just professional. Both his mother and father were refugees who were forced to flee their homes in World War […]Continue reading