In Search of Refuge and Wes Moore
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Segment A: As the new president of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband has taken on the challenge of the largest refugee crisis in recent history. Having previously served as UK Foreign Secretary, he is well versed on the international policy issues affecting refugees around the world. He joins us today to discuss the range of issues facing refugees around the world, including immediate concerns in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan.
Segment B: In his bestselling book “The Other Wes Moore," Wes Moore recounts his troubled childhood. He was on academic and disciplinary probation by the time he was 9 years and in handcuffs by 11. However, with the guidance of dedicated mentors like his grandfather, he went to Johns Hopkins University, earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, served in the U.S. military in Afghanistan, and was a White House Fellow. His new book, “The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters,” is a crystallization of those life lessons and he join us today to unpack the power of his guiding mantra: "who will you stand for?"