New ‘Think Global’ series addresses the Syrian refugee crisis


Refugee Camp Panoramas: Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan

THINK GLOBAL: The Syrian Refugee Crisis Now
Nov. 2, 5-7 pm, Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom
FREE, open to the public
Watch the livestream.

Conflict, persecution and poverty are creating more refugees than the world has seen in decades. With millions on the move, what does the future hold? Join scholars, innovators and activists for the first in a ongoing series of public dialogues about critical global issues.


krysboydKrys Boyd, moderator
Host and managing editor of Think, KERA

Krys began her career along the U.S.-Mexico border, working simultaneously at radio and television stations as a reporter, anchor and news director. A graduate of TCU, Krys returned to North Texas in 1999 to serve as News Director for, and later Senior Producer of Broadcast News at Yahoo. Krys joined KERA in 2001. Read more.

DorrajpicturelargeDr. Manochehr Dorraj, panelist
TCU Political Science

Manochehr Dorraj is a frequent commentator on global affairs in general and Middle East politics in particular. Areas of specialization include international relations, comparative politics and political theory. Read more.

hollywilliamsbio2015220Holly Williams, panelist via Skype
CBS News Foreign Correspondent

Holly Williams is a CBS News Foreign Correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey. She joined CBS News in July 2012, and has more than 15 years of experience covering major news events and international conflicts across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Read more.

Amal headshotDr. Amal Alachkar, panelist
Visiting Associate Professor of Neuropharmacology, University of California, Irvine

Amal Alachkar is an Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund visiting professor at the University of California Irvine, conducting research on the neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression. She was formerly an Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Aleppo in Syria.

TiborDr. Tibor Glant, panelist
Visiting Fulbright Scholar and Director of the Center for International Migration Studies

Areas of research include American-Hungarian relations; American history and foreign policy in the twentieth century; World War I; the Trianon Treaty; the Cold War; American public opinion; American cinema (esp. race and crime); Hungarian perceptions of America, 1860s to 1914.

The ongoing THINK GLOBAL series is co-presented by Discovering Global Citizenship and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, and offers ongoing opportunities to connect TCU with local and global leaders around urgent global topics.