Expertise: Children and Youth, Human Trafficking, Immigration/Asylum, Iraqi Refugees, IRC Generalist, Refugee Resettlement, Region: Asia, Region: Middle East
As vice president of resettlement and migration policy, Bob Carey leads the IRC’s efforts to develop policy regarding refugee resettlement and migration. His areas of expertise include refugee resettlement, human trafficking, and the plight of refugees fleeing Colombia, Iraq and Burma.
Mr. Carey joined the IRC in 1985. He represents the organization in its dealings with government and multinational agencies, including the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration; the United Nations High Commission for Refugees; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a member of the U.S. State Department’s East Asia and Pacific Interagency Working Group and a past chairman of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition of 24 non-profit organizations focused on refugee protection.
Earlier in his career with the IRC, Mr. Carey managed 24 offices in the U.S. and three in Thailand that provided settlement, processing, and social services to refugees, asylees, and victims of human trafficking.
A graduate of Trinity College of Hartford, Connecticut, Mr. Carey has represented the IRC in broadcast appearances on the BBC, CNN, MSNBC and NPR. He has been quoted in stories published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, USA Today, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, San Jose Mercury News, U.S. News and World Report, Mother Jones and other publications.
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