Susan Alberti

Co-Founder at The Women's Refugee Commission

Susan Alberti

Susan Alberti

Co-Founder at The Women's Refugee Commission

Biography

Susan Stark Alberti was a co-founder of the Women's Refugee Commission. She had her first contact with refugees through Leo Cherne. Cherne, then chairman of IRC, had been a guest on William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, and as a researcher for Mr. Buckley, Susan had read through the transcript. The impact of the interview was palpable, but it took Susan some years to act on it. In 1983, Bob DeVecchi, then president of IRC, asked her to volunteer with Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees in the Bronx teaching English. This led to an offer to volunteer in the Khao-I-Dang Camp for Cambodian refugees in Thailand. After one year on the border, Susan became the deputy director for IRC’s Thailand program before returning to the United States to work as a development officer for IRC-NY. In 1989, she worked with Catherine O’Neill, Liv Ullmann and Susan Forbes Martin to launch the Women’s Refugee Commission. While continuing with her IRC work, Susan coordinated the Commission’s earliest delegations, board and advocacy work. Susan has done relief work in Bosnia and participated on delegations in Africa and Eastern Europe. She currently serves as a WRC Commissioner and lives in Beijing, China with her husband and son.

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The Women's Refugee Commission

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327

Primary Location

Beijing, China

Number of Boards

2

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Co-Founder at The Women's Refugee Commission

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Executive Director at The Women's Refugee Commission

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Executive Director, Environmental Health & Safety at Georgetown University

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Fund Advisor at JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd.

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Commissioner at The Women's Refugee Commission

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Head of Talent Marketing at SAP SE

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Commissioner at The Women's Refugee Commission

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Former Director at Arizona Department of Corrections

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Commissioner at The Women's Refugee Commission

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Commissioner at The Women's Refugee Commission

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Career History
Co-Founder
1989 - Current

The Women's Refugee Commission was established in 1989 and is legally part of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The Women's Refugee Commission receives no direct financial support from the IRC. Through research and fact-finding field missions, the organization identifies critical problems that affect displaced women, children and young people, including gaps in lifesaving reproductive health care, lack of dignified livelihoods for refugees and, in the U.S., the treatment of asylum-seekers. The Women's Refugee Commission documents best practices and proposes solutions, and develops innovative tools to improve the way humanitarian assistance is delivered in refugee settings. On Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and with humanitarian organizations, governments and donors, the organization pushes for improvements in refugee policy and practice until measurable long-term change is realized.

Deputy Director
Prior

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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Commissioner
Current

The Women's Refugee Commission was established in 1989 and is legally part of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The Women's Refugee Commission receives no direct financial support from the IRC. Through research and fact-finding field missions, the organization identifies critical problems that affect displaced women, children and young people, including gaps in lifesaving reproductive health care, lack of dignified livelihoods for refugees and, in the U.S., the treatment of asylum-seekers. The Women's Refugee Commission documents best practices and proposes solutions, and develops innovative tools to improve the way humanitarian assistance is delivered in refugee settings. On Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and with humanitarian organizations, governments and donors, the organization pushes for improvements in refugee policy and practice until measurable long-term change is realized.

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