TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: February 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



February 25



Chris Maloney Lecture Hall

Free Admission


Melissa Fleming

“Let’s Help Refugees Thrive, Not Just Survive”


Our TED talk for 2/25 features Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications and Spokesperson for the High Commissioner at UN's High

Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and her talk is entitled,

“Let's help refugees thrive, not just survive”.


Today's refugee crisis is the biggest since World War II, and it's growing. When this talk was given in October 2014, 50 million people had been forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict and war; now the number is 65.3 million. There were 3 million Syrian refugees in 2014; now there are 4.9 million. Inside this overwhelming crisis are the

individual human stories — of care, growth and family, in the face of lost education, lost home, lost future. Melissa tells the refugees' stories — and asks us to help them rebuild their world.



TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.  


Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.

For more information contact Julie at (609)39-2434 ext. 5222

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