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Former Assistant UN Secretary-General and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Dr Robert Glasser announced as an ASPI Visiting Fellow

By Renee Jones

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute is pleased to announce Dr Robert Glasser - former Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is joining ASPI’S Risk and Resilience Program as a Visiting Fellow from May this year.   

He was appointed as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction in January 2016.  Prior to his UN service, from 2008, Dr. Glasser was the Secretary General of CARE International, one of the world’s largest non-governmental humanitarian organisations, active in over 80 countries. 

From 2003-2007, Dr Glasser was the Chief Executive of CARE Australia. Prior to joining CARE, he was Assistant Director General at the Australian Agency for International Development.

Dr. Glasser has also served as a member of the board of the Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA) and was the inaugural Board Chairman of the CHS International Alliance, an organisation resulting from the merger of People in Aid and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP).

 “Robert has made a significant contribution to human betterment through his leadership within the international NGO sector and from his oversight and coordination of implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction,” Head of ASPI’s Risk & Resilience Program Dr Paul Barnes said.

Robert will participate in a range of meetings, roundtables and events planned within the Risk & Resilience program over the next 12 months.

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