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Refugee Law 101

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November 4, 2011 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280B
Join Larry Yungk for an overview of the international law of refugees. Mr. Yungk will give an overview of the legal framework for refugees and discuss the process of resettlement. Mr. Yungk is the Senior Resettlement Officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Regional Office for the United States and the Caribbean. He began working with refugees in 1980, with the International Rescue Committee in Washington, D.C.. He later worked with Catholic Charities of Washington, and Georgetown University, prior to joining UNHCR in 1987. As the Senior Resettlement Officer in Washington, he helps to co-ordinate UNHCR’s global resettlement policies and programs with those of the US resettlement program. He works closely with the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services on a wide variety of resettlement matters. He has served as a trainer on resettlement for UNHCR staff in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.