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Anne-Marie brings more than 30 years of fundraising and marketing experience – both in the United States and internationally – to the USA for UNHCR. Appointed in September 2014 to lead the organization and enhance its programs and resources, Anne-Marie is committed to mobilizing efforts in support of the 79.5 million men, women and children that have been forced to flee their homes around the world.
Prior to joining the USA for UNHCR, Anne-Marie worked with UNHCR, Save the Children, UNICEF and Share our Strength in a variety of leadership fundraising and marketing positions. Before returning to the United States, Anne-Marie lived in Australia, where she led marketing and development programs for the National Museum of Australia and held several roles at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
Xiao-Li Meng, the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Data Science Review, is well known for his depth and breadth in research, his innovation and passion in pedagogy, his vision and effectiveness in administration, as well as for his engaging and entertaining style as a speaker and writer. Meng was named the best statistician under the age of 40 by COPSS (Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies) in 2001, and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his more than 150 publications in at least a dozen theoretical and methodological areas, as well as in areas of pedagogy and professional development. In 2020, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has delivered more than 400 research presentations and public speeches on these topics, and he is the author of “The XL-Files,» a thought-provoking and entertaining column in the IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) Bulletin. His interests range from the theoretical foundations of statistical inferences (e.g., the interplay among Bayesian, Fiducial, and frequentist perspectives; frameworks for multi-source, multi-phase and multi- resolution inferences) to statistical methods and computation (e.g., posterior predictive p-value; EM algorithm; Markov chain Monte Carlo; bridge and path sampling) to applications in natural, social, and medical sciences and engineering (e.g., complex statistical modeling in astronomy and astrophysics, assessing disparity in mental health services, and quantifying statistical information in genetic studies). Meng received his BS in mathematics from Fudan University in 1982 and his PhD in statistics from Harvard in 1990. He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1991 to 2001 before returning to Harvard, where he served as the Chair of the Department of Statistics (2004-2012) and the Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2012-2017).
Mr. Luca Dall’Oglio
Mr. Luca Dall’Oglio (CEO) was appointed Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Washington office effective 1 October 2012, and in 2013 became CEO of USA for IOM, IOM’s non-profit partner in the United States. Prior to this assignment, he was Special Envoy of the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for Haiti from January 2010 and assumed the functions of resident Chief of Mission in June 2010. His preceding assignment was the Permanent Observer for the IOM to the United Nations in New York, a position he has held since late 2003. A sociologist by training, Mr. Dall’Oglio has dedicated a large part of his career to issues related to population stabilization, post-crisis transition and recovery, with extensive field assignments in the Horn of Africa, Mozambique, Haiti, Guatemala and Kosovo. He was also IOM’s regional representative in Washington D.C. and Rome. Prior to IOM, he worked for UNESCO’s regional office for social sciences in Bangkok promoting teaching and research in the area of human rights, population, youth and migration. Before joining the international civil service, Mr. Dall’Oglio conducted teaching and research activities with the University of Rome and national and international research organizations. He has authored several published papers on migration and international cooperation
Tolu Olubunmi is an entrepreneur and global advocate for migrants, refugees, and displaced people. An innovative thinker and determined change-maker, she has established and led numerous NGOs and campaigns focused on immigrant integration, employment, access to technology, and education. Tolu founded Lions Write, co-founded Welcome.us, and consults with corporations, governments, and NGOs on building inspiring and effective global social impact campaigns. Tolu has shared her expertise and inspiring personal story with a variety of entities, including the United Nations, Gates Foundation, World Bank, TIME, and the White House. Tolu serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Migration and co-chairs Mobile Minds – high-skilled migration project advancing cross-border remote working as a 21st century alternative to physical migration. She also serves on the Board of Directors for USAIM for IOM, the U.S.-based partner of the UN Migration Agency IOM. She was named an outstanding woman entrepreneur and one of 15 women changing the world in 2015 by the World Economic Forum. She holds a Chemistry-Engineering degree from Washington and Lee University.
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