Climate change displacement is happening now
Why people displaced by climate change don’t have refugee status — and how we can use existing legal frameworks to ensure their protection
Announcing Season Two of DisplacedListen
The future of war: Robert Malley on the three conflicts to watch this yearListen
The future of war: Autonomous weapons, AI, and cyberwarfareListen
The future of war: Documenting human rights violations in YemenListen
The future of war: When civilians are targeted during conflictListen
Refugee resettlement: Using data to improve the systemListen
Refugee resettlement: A conversation with Congresswoman Ilhan OmarListen
Refugee resettlement: perspectives from an IRC caseworkerListen
Refugee resettlement: Minister Ahmed Hussen explains the Canadian modelListen
Climate change displacement is happening nowListen
Season 2 of Displaced takes a deep dive on three major themes: the future of war, refugee resettlement, and displacement from climate change. Each theme will explain the current landscape, examine the implications for crisis and displacement, dive into the innovative solutions for these issues, and talk with those most affected by these changes.
The Future of War
What is technology’s impact on war? How can humanitarians respond in an age when they and civilians are increasingly the target of war? The Future of War will examine the ways in which war is changing and their implications for humanitarian crisis.
How does refugee resettlement work today? What are the challenges it brings? And how can we radically improve the experience — both for refugees and the countries that host them?
Climate Change and Displacement
Climate change is already one of the biggest humanitarian threats and it will continue to fuel crisis and displacement around the world. We’ll unpack the existing evidence on how climate change affects conflict and analyze the long-term implications for how we think about and respond to displacement.
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Opinions and views expressed by guests are their own and do not reflect those of the International Rescue Committee.
Ravi Gurumurthy is the chief innovation officer and head of the Airbel Center at the International Rescue Committee.
Prior to joining the IRC as vice president of strategy and innovation in 2013, Ravi spent 15 years in the government of the United Kingdom, holding a number of senior roles in social, environmental and foreign policy. From 2007 to 2010 he was the strategic advisor and speech writer to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, David Miliband. From 2010 to 2013, Ravi was the director of strategy and head of the Office of Climate Change at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Ravi began his career at the U.K. think tank, Demos.
Grant Gordon is a policymaker and political scientist who specializes in humanitarian intervention.
He’s the director of innovation strategy of the Airbel Center at the IRC and has worked on humanitarian and development policy for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the U.N. Office of Humanitarian Coordination, the U.N. Refugee Agency, as well as the Rwandan government, the Open Society Justice Initiative and other organizations.
Grant works on the some of the world's worst problems and conflicts, and tries to figure out which interventions will help. He has embedded with the Congolese military to try to understand why soldiers attack citizens, he's analyzed the use satellites to monitor and deter genocidal violence in Darfur, and he's studied the ways in which peacekeepers can “win hearts and minds” with local communities in Haiti.
Hosts: Ravi Gurumurthy and Grant Gordon
Senior Producer: Golda Arthur
Producer: Megan Cunane
Engineer: Jelani Carter
Researcher: Anna Feuer
Audience Engagement: Natalie Sikorski
Special thanks to: Alex Bandea and Ben Moskowitz