Global crises like war, climate change and economic uncertainty have created hundreds of millions of immigrants, refugees, internally displaced peoples and asylum seekers. Today, fearful reaction to these migrants have pushed electoral politics, political debate and policy towards nativism and isolationism.
We ask two experts what cities can do to create peaceful solutions. Dr. Khalid Koser is executive director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund and former senior policy analyst at the Global Commission on International Migration. Amy Shannon is senior advisor for Alianza Americas, an umbrella of U.S.-based immigrant‐led and immigrant-serving organizations. Koser will address these issues at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global affairs and the Financial Times from June 7-9, 2017.