Guest: David Miliband, President, International Rescue CommitteeThe bloody civil war in Syria has spawned a refugee crisis of dimensions unknown since World War II. Nearly 5.5 million people have fled the conflict with only around 10,000 re-settled in the United States - less than 0.2 per cent of the total Syrian refugee population. Yet, during the campaign, President-elect Trump said he would close the door to Syrian immigration. International Rescue Committee President David Miliband tells Jim... [see more] Zirin that the U.S. must open its doors to carefully vetted Syrian refugees, and do its part to avert a humanitarian disaster
Conversations in the Digital Age with Jim Zirin is a show designed to illuminate the news by taking the time required to understand and interpret national and world events. The series features high-profile guests from the worlds of politics, law, business, foreign relations, national security, counterterrorism, media, lifestyles, literature, the arts, and the military.