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Anne Richard

Distinguished Fellow/Afghanistan Coordination Lead

Freedom House

Anne C. Richard is affiliated with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.  She 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 (2004-12).  Earlier in her career, she served in other senior positions at the State Department, at Peace Corps Headquarters and at the US Office of Management and Budget.  She has lived overseas in Austria, Germany and France, enjoyed fellowships from Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Robert Bosch Foundation and was a Presidential Management Intern.  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.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.