Public Policy & Leadership

The Exodus Institute aims to influence governments to institute humane and effective policies to address the issues of forced migration, with a particular focus on the plight of children and families.

  • By sponsoring symposia that bring together the best minds in the area to inform,advance and influence policies and practices affecting forced migrants, utilizing the research and other scholarship and practical knowledge.To date, The Exodus Institute has partnered with Georgetown University to successfully conduct two symposia on forced migration. Results of these meetings have led to the government of Norway, along with 36 co-sponsoring governments, writing to the UN Secretary-General to recommend the establishment of a high-level panel on internal displacement. The World Refugee Council picked up the other recommendations from this discussion in its report, A Call To Action, which was published in January 2019 and will monitor their implementation. The report can be found here. You can see our progress on our Symposia page.
  • By utilizing funds to provide fellowships to promising scholars addressing issues of forced migration.To date, The Exodus Institute has sponsored a Post Doctorate Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) to develop new projects related to implementation of the two Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees and children seeking asylum. Also, engage in program development of symposia and other events related to the ISIM. You can see our progress on our Post-Doctorate Fellow page.
  • By investing in research that advances knowledge in the area with the aim of demonstrating
    • Mitigation of forced migration and
    • The economic case for supporting migrants;
  • Partnering with other like-minded institutions, i.e., Georgetown University, Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), IsraAID, Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), World Refugee Council, and the United Nations.
  • Establishing an Academic Chair at a university for the study of Forced Migration.

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