Talk focuses on plight of Iraqi refugees
Posted April 18, 2008; 09:30 a.m.
"Five Years Later, A Hidden Crisis: The Plight of Iraqi Refugees" is the title of a talk by George Biddle, senior vice president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.
IRC, a New York-based humanitarian agency, operates programs in 25 countries around the world and in 24 cities across the United States, directly aiding millions of people displaced and affected by war. As senior vice president, Biddle helps manage all aspects of the agency's operations.
Before joining IRC, Biddle was vice president of the International Crisis Group, a private, multinational organization committed to helping the international community to prevent, contain and resolve deadly conflict. He also was president of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Central American Studies, a nonprofit organization he founded in 1989 to assist post-Cold War Central America in its transition from violent conflict to peace and democracy.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.