A discussion on the challenges faced by refugees as well as the current crisis at the Mexico-United States border.
Ms. Donna Duvin will talk about her humanitarian career and current work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), especially as it relates to the challenges faced by refugees. She will also focus on the crisis at the Mexico-United States border including the role of the IRC to protect and support migrants, immigrants, and asylum-seekers.
Donna Duvin, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee in San Diego
Donna Duvin has a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, and brings over twenty-five years of experience in humanitarian work and non-profit leadership. In 2015, she joined the International Rescue Committee, a global organization with a presence in 40 countries. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the IRC in San Diego which provides support to over 8,000 refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and immigrants each year. Given its Southern Border location, the IRC has been deeply involved in the asylum-seeker crisis over the past two years. Prior to joining the IRC, Duvin served as CEO and Regional Executive Director for Red Cross territories in California and Michigan. She is known for her success in capacity building and collaborative approaches in addressing complex humanitarian challenges.