FORMER BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY DAVID MILIBAND
President Bill Clinton called former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband "one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time.” As president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Miliband 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. Miliband points out that we are in the middle of the largest humanitarian crisis of the modern era and that.more people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any time since World War II. Miliband will discuss his view that while political leadership, abroad and in the United States is in retreat, close collaboration between the public, private and nonprofit sectors can help save millions of lives.
Miliband’s parents fled to Britain from continental Europe during World War II and its aftermath. As the son of refugees, he brings a personal commitment to the IRC's work. As the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Miliband also drove advancements in human rights throughout the world.