Symposium on US Refugee Protection System

June 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Center for Migration Studies
307 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is in the process of publishing a series of papers by leading experts on the US refugee, political asylum and temporary protection programs. The series aims to offer the most comprehensive assessment of the US refugee protection system in recent years. The papers analyze different aspects of the refugee protection system, identify gaps in protection, and offer policy recommendations to strengthen the system from a protection and security standpoint.

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, CMS invites you to an all-day symposium featuring panel discussions on these issues with series authors and other experts. The discussion will also attempt to put the US system in a broader international context. Full agenda and speakers list to follow.

Symposium on the US Refugee Protection System:
Laying the Groundwork for Reform of the 
US Refugee, Asylum and Temporary Protection Programs

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
10am to 5:30pm
Center for Migration Studies
307 East 60th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Admission is free, but space is limited. We kindly request that you please register only if your attendance is definite.  To register, complete the registration form or email your name, title, organization and email address to


The series, with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will be published both on-line and in a forthcoming hard copy edition of CMS’s public policy journal, the Journal on Migration and Human Security (JMHS).  The first two articles are now available online at