Lieutenant General Stefan Feller, currently the Police Adviser to the United Nations who serves as a Director in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, will discuss the current refugee crisis and UN policies and programs designed to address it. His talk will draw on his 40-year career as a police officer and 15 years in international peace operations. Mr. Feller has more than 36 years of professional experience in national and international policing, in particular strategic planning, operations and policy development. He served in the State Police of North-Rhine Westphalia for more than 21 years, where he rose to the rank of Director of Operations. Since 2000, Mr. Feller has pursued an international career in peacekeeping. Among other posts, he was the Police Commissioner in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, the Head of the Police Unit in the Council of the European Union, and from 2008 to 2012, the Head of the European Union Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Beth Counihan is an Associate Professor in the English department at Queensborough Community College-CUNY, where she has taught since Fall 2001. Her work has been published in The Journal of Basic Writing and English Education and her interests include oral history and portrait photography.