2017-01-06 / Community

Library to host global migration discussion

John D. Doughty will give a presentation, “Global Migration and Refugees: “Global Migration and Refugees: Why People Migrate, the Economics and Security Implications of Immigration and the Current Refugee Crisis, and What Lies Ahead” at Kennebunk Free Library on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.

The presentation is sponsored by the Camden Conference, in cooperation with the World Affairs Council. The world has witnessed periods of mass migrations so large that they have had influential impacts on the course of human history. The current movement of people around the globe is unprecedented in its scale and scope and will have lasting political, economic, and social consequences. It also presents a major policy challenge for international institutions and governments which have largely been ineffective. Looking ahead, the global climate will play an increasingly larger role in human mass migration as food and water sources are further stressed – making the challenge faced by global leaders all the more pressing.

Doughty is currently vice president and director of research for R.M. Davis in Portland. He earned a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in history and government and legal studies from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in business administration in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He also completed graduate course work in Middle Eastern studies at the University of Chicago.

Doughty is a board member of the Camden Conference, the World Affairs Council of Maine, serves on the board of trustees at the Maine Historical Society and serves on the Investment Committee of the Pine Tree Council. He is also a member of the Foreign Policy Association in New York, Boston Infragard (an FBI and private sector alliance), the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the CFA Institute, the Maine CFA Society, the Boston Security Analysts Society, the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts, Northeast Disaster Recovery Information X-Change, and the Joshua Chamberlain Civil War Roundtable.

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