Rena & Angelius Anspach Lecture

The Rena and Angelius Anspach Institute of the University of Pennsylvania sponsors a well-attended annual public lecture at Penn that brings leading thinkers and public intellectuals to our campus.

2017-2018: "Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time"

Rt. Hon. David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Claudia Cohen Hall, Room 17

David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 28 United States cities.

From 2007 to 2010, Miliband was the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, driving advancements in human rights and representing the U.K. throughout the world. In 2006, as Secretary of State for the Environment, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reduction requirements. He was Member of Parliament for South Shields from 2001 to 2013.

Former President Bill Clinton called him "one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time." He is the author of Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Time (TED Books, November 2017).

Questions? Contact Eileen Doherty-Sil



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