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Le Moyne College Hosts Talk by Member of Refugees International

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a free talk by Refugees International staff member Kristèle Younès on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel. The event is the second in the Wounds of War Lecture Series at Le Moyne. Younès will speak about her work on behalf of Iraqi refugees, after which she will be joined by representatives of local refugee resettlement agencies.

Younès joined Refugees International in February 2006 after working as a legal officer with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Since then, she has conducted several humanitarian assessments. Her missions include advocacy on behalf of displaced Iraqis in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, and the plight of refugees from Darfur and the Central African Republic in Chad. The mission of Refugees International is to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.

Younès earned a law degree from McGill University in Montreal and a master's degree in public international law and international organizations from the Sorbonne in Paris. She is a citizen of both Canada and Lebanon, and is fluent in French, Arabic and Spanish.

The final lecture in this three-part series will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Wounds of War Lecture Series is sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Center for Peace and Global Studies, and Amnesty International at Le Moyne College, as well as the Syracuse Interfaith Iraq Reparations Project.

For more information, contact (315) 445-4114. Free.

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posted on: 10/22/2008