Hamilton College President Named to International Advisory Council for Refugees

David Wippman, President of Hamilton College, has recently been named to the Refugees International newly formed Advisory Council.

David Wippman's work with international law and human rights throughout his career has given him the perfect credentials to named to the Advisory Council of Refugees International. The Advisory Council was formed earlier this year to provide Refugees International staff and Board of Directors guidance and advice.

The council, according to Refugees International, includes "many of America's most distinguished former diplomats and national security officials, prominent international figures involved in human rights and humanitarian issues, and refugees and former refugees who are engaged in humanitarian policy issues."

Currently, David Wippman is the president of Hamilton College where he has continued to write extensively about international law. He is the former dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, where he established the Center for New Americans. He also served as a director in the Office of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council. 

According to President Eric Schwatrz, "Refugees International will benefit enormously from his wisdom and guidance and we are grateful to David for his willingness to serve." Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises. 


Originally published on the Hamilton College Website, 12/4/19. 

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