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James N. Purcell Jr.

American government official


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James N. Purcell Jr. , author of the book "We're in Danger! Who Will Help Us?: Refugees and Migrants-A Test of Civilization" about the U.S. refugee-assistance and policy history from the Fall of Saigon to Syria. Currently board chair USA for IOM. He was United StatesDirector of the Bureau of Refugee Programs from 1983 to 1986, a bureau whose design and implementation he was charged to create in 1979. where he stayed until the appointment as Director of the State Department Refugee Programs. In 1988, he became Director General of the International Organization for Migration, an office he held for two terms-1988 to 1998.

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Fordham University

Private research university in New York City