Elizabeth Campbell is the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State where she is responsible for humanitarian assistance in Africa and multilateral coordination and external affairs.
Prior to this position, Campbell was director of UNRWA’s representative office in Washington, D.C. She also served as senior humanitarian policy advisor in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, where she worked on humanitarian issues in the United Nations system. Campbell has also worked as a senior advocate for Refugees International, where she focused on the humanitarian crises in East Africa and the Middle East. She was director of Refugee Council USA, an NGO consortium focused on refugee resettlement and protection. Prior to that, she worked for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Kenya.
Campbell holds a B.A. from St. Lawrence University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has published several articles and book chapters on refugee and humanitarian issues and has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Law, James Madison University, and the State University of New York at Binghamton. Her courses focused on humanitarian affairs, refugees, environmental studies, and inequality and social justice.