Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Emerging Challenges: Humanitarian Aid and American Interests
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Emerging Challenges: Humanitarian Aid and American Interests

Washington, D.C. — With world displacement at record levels and millions of people at risk of famine, the Trump administration has sent conflicting signals on U.S. engagement. On the one hand, the United States has continued to lead in assistance to promote food security and prevent famine, and officials such as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley have expressed support for overseas efforts to aid refugees and displaced persons. On the other hand, the administration has not appeared to take strong action to address some of the conflicts that have given rise to food security challenges and displacement, such as in South Sudan. Further, Congress has led legislative efforts initiating humanitarian aid this year, while the administration has proposed significant cuts to aid. On Thursday, July 26, the Center for American Progress will host an event where panelists will consider these and other issues.

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Distinguished panelists:
Eric Schwartz, president, Refugees International
Richard Fontaine, president, Center for a New American Security
Victoria Holt, former deputy assistant secretary of state for international organizations

Hardin Lang, senior fellow, Center for American Progress


Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET


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Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at or 202.478.6331.