Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Guest Speaker: Anne Richard, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

Fri, September 29, 2017 | Glickman Conference Center (CLA 1.302D), UT Campus

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Anne Richard, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

Anne C. Richard served as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration from 2012 to 2017. Prior to this, Ms. Richard was the vice president of government relations and advocacy for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an international aid agency that helps refugees, internally displaced and other victims of conflict. Ms. Richard has authored several monographs and reports and numerous opinion pieces on topics including: international coordination of foreign assistance; combating terrorism; strategies to make foreign aid more cost effective; and specific humanitarian crises from Haiti to South Sudan to Afghanistan.

Ms. Richard will discuss her trip to the Rohingya camps several years ago, and the current crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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