Maureen White

Senior Fellow


Maureen White is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She was appointed as Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Issues to Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke in the State Department's Office of the Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan. She traveled extensively in both countries dealing with needs of people who were displaced as a result of conflict and natural disaster. She served in that post from 2009-2013. She is an expert on the refugee crisis in the Middle East. She serves on the boards of numerous organizations involved in international humanitarian issues, including the International Rescue Committee, National Democratic Institute, Center for Global Development, International Women’s Health Coalition and, in the past, Human Rights Watch and Refugees International. In the Clinton Administration, she represented the U.S. Government at the United Nations Children’s Fund from 1997-2001. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Institute and the Middle East Institute. In addition, she was National Finance Co-Chair of the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign in 2008 and served as National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2001-2006. Prior to that, she had a career in international economic research in New York (First Boston Corporation), London (Royal Institute for International Affairs), and Tokyo (Nomura Research Institute).
Conflict and Humanitarian Crises Initiative
Recent Blog Posts:
Lebanon's Refugee Burden

Recent Publications and Events

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