IRC's Rupp to discuss forced migration
Posted April 23, 2008; 10:41 p.m.
George Rupp, president of the International Rescue Committee, will deliver a lecture titled "Forced Migration: Local Conflicts as a Global Challenge" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in 302 Frist Campus Center.
Rupp, who has led the organization since July 2002, oversees the agency's relief and rehabilitation operations in 25 countries, as well as its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout the United States. Additionally, he leads the group’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., Geneva, Brussels and other capitals, and regularly travels to program sites in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Rupp, a member of Princeton's class of 1964, was presented in 2006 with the University's Woodrow Wilson Award, which is bestowed annually upon an undergraduate alumnus or alumna whose career embodies the call to duty in Wilson's famous speech, "Princeton in the Nation’s Service."
The address is a part of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies' 2008 Spring Colloquium on Refugees and Forced Migration.