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Anne C. Richard

Anne C. Richard served as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration in the Obama Administration (2012-2017). Previously, she was Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for the International Rescue Committee. In addition to the State Department, she served at Peace Corps Headquarters and the US Office of Management and Budget earlier in her career.

She has enjoyed fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Ms. Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and has a Master’s degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. Since leaving office in January, 2017, she has taught at Georgetown University and been a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House.

Articles by Anne C. Richard

In Memoriam: Babatunde Osotimehin

The world has lost a champion for women’s health globally with the death of the UNFPA director and former Nigerian Health Minister.

June 10, 2017

America’s Responsibility to Iraqi Refugees

Is the United States doing enough to provide sanctuary for those fleeing persecution and violence in Iraq?

October 31, 2007

Visiting the Women of Afghanistan

Has the welfare of women in Afghanistan improved substantially in the five years since the fall of the Taliban?

November 24, 2006

Who Will Lead Liberia?

How can Liberia overcome its past to move toward stability and democracy?

April 29, 2005

Got a Problem? — Create a New Agency!

Why does the U.S. government continue to create new agencies instead of improving existing ones?

January 20, 2004

2003 — Tough Year for Women Leaders

Why are women leaders in today's world disparaged, degraded and threatened instead of encouraged and cherished?

December 10, 2003

Not Fast Enough on AIDS

How long will Africans have to wait for the U.S. Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief?

August 5, 2003

Rating America's Africa Agenda

Does the Bush Administration pass or fail its course on African politics?

July 9, 2003

Foreign Aid President?

How much will the U.S. promises of more development aid really matter?

May 30, 2003

Gingrich Vs. Powell?

Who will prove most destructive to U.S. foreign policy, Newt Gingrich or Colin Powell?

April 30, 2003

The Consumer Guide to the Cost of War in Iraq: An Internet Reader

How much information on cost of the war in Iraq is available online?

March 24, 2003

The Cost of War in Iraq: A Checklist

What are the likely long-term costs for the war in Iraq?

March 24, 2003