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Civil Discourse Series: U.S. Policies on Refugees

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Presents

Civil Discourse Series Panel Discussion: U.S. Policies on Refugees

Monday, October 9, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. |  Unity of Dallas

6525 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance's Civil Discourse Series presents all sides of a thought-provoking topic through respectful discussion. For each event, the Museum will convene a panel of subject matter experts to represent their unique perspectives on an issue related to human and civil rights.

In this session, we will discuss U.S. Policies on Refugees.


This event will be moderated by Stella M. Chavez, KERA Reporter and Blogger.


- Mark Hetfield, President & CEO, HIAS

Hetfield, an expert in refugee and immigration law, policy, and programs, served much of his 25-year career at HIAS. Most recently, he was the agency’s Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs. His leadership at HIAS has led the organization from a focus on Jewish immigrants to a global initiative that assists refugees of all faiths and ethnicities.

- Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography, Pew Research Center

Lopez leads planning of the Pew Research Center's research agenda on international demographic trends and research on the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography and U.S. Hispanics and U.S. Asian Americans.

- Ira Mehlman, Media Director, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)

Mehlman is the media director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a national, nonprofit immigration policy organization established to educate the public and elected officials about the impact of mass immigration and to advocate policy reforms.


The event is free to attend. RSVP required through Eventbrite

Visit for more information on the series and a schedule of topics.

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