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2015 Holiday Appeal - Beyond Syria
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since last summer all of the United States witnessed the mass migration of Syrian refugees fleeing their brutal civil war. This exodus left many wondering what were the implications for refugee resettlement in the US: http://goo.gl/vbB8GH
2015 Holiday Appeal - Survivor Support Services
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Although Domestic Violence occurs at the same rate across all communities. The murder rate is significantly higher among immigrant and refugee women because of the barriers they face in seeking freedom. Read the latest installment of our 2015 Holiday Appeal: http://goo.gl/l7Uho9

2015 Holiday Appeal - Cultural Calendar
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether the Chopin Singing Society, Korean Dancers, Ugandan drummers, or the Karen Wrist Tying festival, IIB has been home to newcomer celebrations for more than a century.

2015 Holiday Appeal - Akili's Story
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Akili and his wife Reny fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008. After a 1,300 mile journey and six years in a refugee camp, they're building a new life in Buffalo: http://goo.gl/EfYNms

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Great Decisions 2017

Our Great Decisions Discussion Series is a set of dynamic discussions about global issues, as outlined annually by the Foreign Policy Association. Moderators, who come to us from area universities and organizations, present information on their topic and then facilitate discussion between participants. Winner of the 2010 Frank R. Cella Memorial Award!


Join us to "discover, discuss, and decide" at Great Decisions 2017 -- REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

2017 topics:  (Presenters and dates will be added as the schedule develops)

  • 2/13/17          Navies and Soverignty: China and the United States in the South China Sea Jennifer Gaylor, SUNY Buffalo

    2/20/17          No Session this week

    2/27/17          Afghanistan and Pakistan Dr. Khalid Qazi, SUNY Buffalo

    3/6/17            U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum Susan Randaccio, SUNY Buffalo State

    3/13/17         TBD

    3/20/17         No Session this week

    3/27/17         A New Political Era in South America: From Ideology to Pragmatism? Paola Fajardo- Heyward, Canisius College

    4/3/17           The EU Deborah Reed-Danahay, SUNY Buffalo

    4/10/17         No Session this week- Spring Break

    4/17/17         TBD

    4/24/17         The Truth about Trade, Jobs, and Politics Abigail Cooke, SUNY Buffalo

    5/1/17           TBD

Dates: Every Monday night, February 13th - May 1st 2017 6:00-7:30pm

*No session on 2/20, 3/13, or 4/10

Location: Tapestry Charter School, 65 Great Arrow Buffalo, NY

Registration: $55 for community members, $35 for educators, $25 for students (with ID)


If you are not registered, but wish to attend some lectures, admission is $7 at the door ($5 for teachers and students).  Briefing Guides are available for $21.00.


Event co-sponsors: Tapestry Charter School and University at Buffalo Asian Studies Department

Everyone is welcome!  Download your registration form here! For more information please contact:

Emily Reid at (716) 883-1900 ext. 310 or ereid@iibuff.org

Christopher Allaire at  (716) 883-1900 ext. 332 or callaire@iibuff.org 




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The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is to assist immigrants, refugees, their families, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community, and to increase global understanding and international connections in Western New York.
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