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Michael Klosson
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Michael Klosson joined Save the Children in January 2007 after a career in international affairs and serves as Vice President for Policy and Humanitarian Response. He oversees the agency’s public policy and advocacy work with the U.S. and foreign governments as well as its global emergency response work. His portfolio spans health, education, food security and emergencies as well as cross-cutting issues such as aid effectiveness. He has represented Save the Children at various international conferences including the G20 in Pittsburg in 2009.

Prior to joining the agency, Mr. Klosson served as a career Foreign Service officer with numerous overseas posts in Asia and Europe, including U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau, and Deputy Chief of Mission at several U.S. Embassies. His Washington assignments included serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs for Secretary of State Albright, and Special Assistant to both Secretaries of State Haig and Shultz. Mr. Klosson has taught at Hamilton College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College and holds M.A. and M.P.A. degrees from Princeton University.

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Put an End to the Siege on Childhood in Syria

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2016 | 11:57 AM


Imagine a place where children are so hungry they eat animal feed or leaves for food, where they frequently die of diseases or injuries that normally are easy to treat and cure, or where families rip apart mattresses and burn plastic bags to...

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Why Education Is Key to a Successful Syrian Humanitarian Response

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 9:34 AM


The recent UN mission to assist starving families in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya has refocused world attention on the horrendous suffering endured by millions of parents and their children as the conflict approaches its 5-year mark in March. Yet ensuring that...

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Failing Syria's Refugees: Stopgap Measures Fall Short

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 12:18 PM

There are more displaced persons around the world than at any time since World War II. And while the world is much more capable than it was six decades ago, we are collectively failing to meet their essential needs with dignity. We can and must do better, governments and other...

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We Can Make a Difference in the Horn of Africa -- Right Now and for Good

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2011 | 1:42 PM

In my daily American life, rain has often struck me as an inconvenience. Will I get soaked walking to the metro? Will I have to cancel that weekend bike ride?

After three weeks in East Africa, I can only view such worries for the luxuries they are....

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Let us not Forget Pakistan's Flood-Affected Population

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2010 | 4:43 PM

The devastation I saw in Pakistan last week, brought about by once-in-a-century floods, remains a huge challenge for millions of displaced people in that country. The plight of the displaced -- while comparable to a flood affecting the entire population of New York state and forcing almost half of the...

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