Anne C. Richard to Deliver the Graduate Address to the Elliott School Class of 2017

March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Anne C. Richard will deliver the graduation address to Elliott School of International Affairs class of 2017 in Smith Hall, May 19th at 11:30 A.M.

A native of Riverhead, New York, Anne C. Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S. in Foreign Service) and the University of Chicago (M.A. in Public Policy Studies).

In 1984, she became a Presidential Management Intern and was hired by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She lived in West Germany 1985-86 as a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation but returned to OMB afterwards. She joined the State Department in 1990. She was a fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1993 to 1994 and during this time helped to create the International Crisis Group.

She served as an Advisor in the United States Deputy Secretary of State's Office of Policy and Resources at the State Department. Richard served as director of the office from March 1999 to January 2001, and was the chief adviser for budget and planning for then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She spent 1997 to 1999 as deputy chief financial officer of the Peace Corps.

Leaving government service in 2001, she later became vice president of government relations and advocacy at the International Rescue Committee (2004-2012).

President Barack Obama nominated her to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration and after Senate confirmation, she was sworn in on April 2, 2012. Upon completion of her government service, Richard joined the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting fellow and is an adjunct Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University.

She is the author of Fighting Terrorist Financing: Transatlantic Cooperation and International Institutions (2006).