Officially In: Anne C. Richard to State/PRM

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Anne C. Richard to be Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) at the  Department of State.

The WH released the following brief bio:

Anne C. Richard is the Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for the International Rescue Committee (IRC).  Prior to joining IRC in 2004, Ms. Richard was Director of the Office of Resources, Plans and Policy at the Department of State from 1999 to 2001.  From 1997 to 1999, she was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Peace Corps.  She has also served as a budget and policy advisor at the Department of State and as Budget Examiner at the United States Office of Management and Budget.  Ms. Richard was an International Affairs Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1993 to 1994 and was part of the team that created the International Crisis Group.  From 1985 to 1986, she was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany.  

She received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.

Ms. Richard was in the news sometime back about the militarization of U.S. aid in Afghanistan. She blogs here. Video clip below:

If confirmed, Ms. Richard would succeed Eric P. Schwartz who was confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary of State for PRM on June 19, 2009. In June this year, University of Minnesota Provost Tom Sullivan named Mr. Schwartz as dean of the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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