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Kelly Clements, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner

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Contact:

Laura Janota, Roosevelt University, 312-341-3511 or ljanota@roosevelt.edu

What:

Kelly Clements, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, will share her perspective on the world’s continuing refugee crisis and what needs to be done to change it. During a three-decade career, Clements has been involved in refugee, displacement, humanitarian and emergency issues all over the world including in Bangladesh, Lebanon, Europe, the Americas and Asia. She will discuss how we can and should confront the continuing crisis during the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished lecture, which is being held in conjunction with the University’s American Dream Conference.

When:

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m.

Where:

Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL., 7th Floor, Ganz Hall

About Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University, a private institution founded in 1945 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, has more than 4,200 students in five colleges. With campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg, Roosevelt offers 7,500 undergraduate and 15 graduate and doctoral programs across five colleges and online, including arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy. Roosevelt has been ranked the third most racially diverse private university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report – Best Colleges Rankings. For more information, visit www.roosevelt.edu.

For more information and full schedule for Roosevelt’s American Dream Conference visit http://americandreamconference.com/

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