By Robert L. McKenzie and Eric Rosand | September 16, 2016
This year, President Obama will convene a summit to discuss the plight of the world’s 65 million displaced persons. These high-profile gatherings are important for galvanizing governments to meet urgent challenges. But the real action is away from the lime-light of the General Assembly and the bureaucratic stove-pipes of national governments and large U.N. agencies. It’s in mayors’ offices and neighborhoods; it’s in NGO boardrooms and mosques. It’s cities that play the pivotal role in solving most of the crises confronting the world, especially refugees.