Speaking the afternoon of Friday, June 16th
Geoffrey Clarfield, a Canadian anthropologist and political analyst, spent twenty years living and working in Africa, the Middle East and Asia as a development anthropologist, project manager and policy advisor.
Geoffrey’s extensive international experience makes him an ideal participant in our panel discussion on the future of the United Nations.
His clients have included the United Nations, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Norwegian, Israeli, Swiss, Italian, Canadian and British governments. He has written articles for many publications, including the National Post, The Globe and Mail and the New York Post.
As executive director of the Mozuud Freedom Foundation, Geoffrey co-founded Project Abraham, which successfully lobbied the Canadian government to declare that the persecution of the Yazidi in Iraq by ISIL is a genocide, and to bring up to 1,000 government-sponsored Yazidi refugees to Canada in 2017.
He produced Ghosts of Our Forest, which documents the hunter-gatherer peoples of Uganda who have been expelled from their forest homeland without a word of protest from any UN agency – and who are now living a marginalized life in the slums of that East African nation.