Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “A Panel Discussion on New Challenges for the Refugee Regime” on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

“A Panel Discussion on New Challenges for the Refugee Regime,” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The panel will discuss the consequences of U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending the U.S. refugee admission program, severely restricting entry from seven Muslim majority countries, and barring all Syrian refugees indefinitely.
Anne C. Richard
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
Michel Gabaudan
President of Refugees International
Ruth Wedgwood
Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Maureen White
Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 4:00 -4:30 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Speakers
Anne C. Richard is a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.  From April 2012 to January 2017, she served as Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees & Migration. Previously, 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. She was also a non-resident Fellow of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS and a board member of the Henry L. Stimson Center. Richard has a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MA in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. She has lived overseas in Austria, Germany and France.
Michel Gabaudan serves as President of Refugees International. Gabaudan served as the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representative for the United States and the Caribbean. His career with UNHCR spanned more than 25 years, including international service in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. He spent a decade working in Guyana, Zambia, Brazil, London, and Yemen before joining UNHCR as a Field Officer in Thailand in 1978. His UN career took him to field operations in Cameroon and Pakistan, as well as several years at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva, where he served as the first public health advisor to the organization. Subsequently, he served as a Secretary to the International Conference on Refugees in Central America (CIREFCA), where he led a joint UNHCR-UNDP team and supported peace processes in Latin America. He was trained as a medical doctor in addition to holding a master’s degree in tropical public health.
Ruth Wedgwood is the Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Wedgwood is a member of the World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. She previously served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s advisory committees on private and public international law and on the CIA historical review panel. Wedgwood was a U.S. delegate to the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva and New York from 2003 to 2011. She was a member of the Pentagon Defense Policy Advisory Board from 2003 to 2009, and the Hart-Rudman Commission on National Security in the 21st Century. She also served as a Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy, vice president of the American Society of International Law, president of the American branch of the International Law Association, and vice chair of Freedom House. Earlier in her career, Wedgwood was a law clerk to Judge Henry Friendly of the U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. She earned her JD from Yale University.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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