Tuesday, April 11, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Kroc Center 
424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC, 29601
Greenville, SC 29601

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    REFUGEES: LIVES BETWEEN                        NATIONS 

A Beyond the Headlines Event

  The displacement of persons internationally has been occurring for many years. Agencies such as the UN Refugee Agency have been emerging, which started as a necessity to address the displacement of citizens that arose from the consequences of World War II. Global diversity is built on the movement of people, and it is important we know what is currently happening on an international scale so that we may prepare for future trends. Brandon will be discussing the current trends and experiences in refugee resettlement, how these trends are impacting Upstate SC, and the long-term trajectory of refugees in the United States. He will draw on his extensive experience of working with refugee resettlement to illustrate the international impacts of this ongoing issue.


   Brandon Baughn has been the Director for World Relief Upstate SC since 2021, with over 15 years’ experience in international education and development. For the past six years he has worked in refugee education and resettlement in Washington, Jakarta, and South Carolina. Now in Greenville, Brandon holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College in International Education and Development. He has dedicated most of his career to studying and educating about refugee resettlement to contribute to finding new homes for those who have been displaced. 

More on the Beyond the Headlines Series

  Beyond the Headlines, a World Affairs Council Upstate event, is a Lunch and Learn speaker series designed to present fact-based information on the most pressing global issues of today. Utilizing academics and research institution leaders, we strive to keep political opinions out of the presentation and allow people to ask their own questions and formulate their own opinions. WAC Upstate programming is provided by Upstate International, a 501(c)3 founded in 1998 that has been empowering people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas for 25 years.

Please plan to join us for this
Tuesday, April 11th at 12:00 pm
Presentations generally run from 12:00-1:30 with plenty of time
to have a lively discussion and ask your specific questions of our speaker after the presentation.
Where: Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville SC 
When: Tuesday, April 11th at 12:00 pm
Attend for free or choose an option of lunch for $14.00