Does Diversity Drive Prosperity?
Lecture by Dr. Khalid Koser — March 2, 2016
For the 2016 Global Diversity Exchange Annual Lecture on March 2, 2016, GDX was proud to present speaker Dr. Khalid Koser MBE, Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) in Geneva, Switzerland. Like our inaugural lecturer Pico Iyer, Dr. Koser is a global citizen. In his lecture he touched on many of the pressing issues surrounding the unprecedented movement of people across the globe: refugees, internal displacement, global governance, human security, community engagement and counter-radicalization. His lecture cast a new lens on the question: does diversity drive prosperity?
Following his lecture, Dr. Koser engaged in a lively Q&A with John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, RBC Royal Bank.
About the GDX Annual Lecture
The GDX Annual Lecture features a notable global thinker with big ideas on diversity, prosperity and migration that matter to a world on the move. The lecture series profiles global thought leadership on issues that impact cities around the world.
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About Dr. Khalid Koser
Dr. Khalid Koser MBE is Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Non-Resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, and extraordinary Professor in Conflict, Peace and Security at the University of Maastricht. Dr. Koser is chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Migration, and editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to asylum seekers and refugees in the Queen’s 2014 New Years Honours List.
Dr. Koser’s areas of expertise include international migration, refugees, internal displacement, global governance, human security, community engagement and counter-radicalization.
The GDX Annual Lecture series is sponsored by RBC Royal Bank