Panel on Mideast refugee crisis being held in Albany – Washington Times
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A Syrian refugee and United Nations and U.S. officials dealing with the current immigrant crisis in the Middle East are among the speakers at a panel discussion being held in Albany.
The State University of New York’s Rockefeller Institute of Government is hosting the Thursday afternoon presentation on the global immigration and refugee crisis.
The keynote speaker is Maher Nasser, a director of public information for the UN.
Joining him on the panel are Jill Peckenpaugh, the Albany-based director of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, and Sana Mustafa, a Syrian refugee who attends Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson.
Mustafa hasn’t been able to return to her homeland because of the fighting there. Her father disappeared in 2013 and her mother and two sisters were forced to flee to neighboring Turkey because of the war.
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