Please join the Atlantic Council on Monday, Oct 3rd from 12:30-2:00 pm for a conversation with the World Bank’s Dr. Matthew T. McGuire, author and entrepreneur Mr. Christopher Schroeder, and the US Institute of Peace’s Ms. Manal Omar to discuss the bold new steps international organizations and the private sector are taking to address the refugee crisis, promote community resilience, and further economic development. 

Banding together: How the World Bank, the humanitarian community, and the private sector are linking up strategies to support refugees and promote community resilience

A conversation with

Dr. Matthew T. McGuire
US Executive Director
World Bank Group

Ms. Manal Omar
Associate Vice President, Center for Middle East and Africa 
United States Institute of Peace

Mr. Christopher Schroeder
Entrepreneur and Author

Introduced by

Amb. Frederic C. Hof
Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Moderated by

Dr. Jessica Ashooh
Deputy Director, Middle East Strategy Task Force
Atlantic Council

Dr. Matthew T. McGuire will discuss innovative financing mechanisms in fragile and conflict affected states. One of the issue areas that he will be presenting following the Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis on the margins of the UN General Assembly is the humanitarian-development nexus and the role of the international development community in improving the welfare of the refugee population. McGuire will be joined by Mr. Christopher Schroeder and Ms. Manal Omar, who respectively convened working groups on economic recovery and revitalization (Schroeder) and rebuilding societies (Omar) for the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST). MEST is co-chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley.

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Through our Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, the Atlantic Council works with allies and partners in Europe and the wider Middle East to protect US interests, build peace and security, and unlock the human potential of the region.

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