Beverlee Bruce

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BRUCE--Beverlee. The Board of Directors, Overseers and staff of the International Rescue Committee and the Board of Directors, Commissioners and staff of the Women's Refugee Commission are deeply saddened by the death of our dear colleague Beverlee Bruce. A social anthropologist, development specialist and educator, Dr. Bruce served as Chair of the Women's Refugee Commission from 1995 to 1999. She joined the Board of the International Rescue Committee in 1995 and was chair of its Program Committee from 2000 to 2005. She became an IRC Overseer in 2007. Dr. Bruce traveled extensively to assess the needs of refugee women and children and led the Women's Refugee Commission delegation to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. We express our deepest sympathies to her son, Darryl Bruce; her sisters, Shirlee Smith and Angela Pickett; and her brother, Eugene Pickett. International Rescue Committee, Alan R. Batkin and Jonathan L. Wiesner, Board Co-Chairs George Rupp, President Women's Refugee Commission Glenda Burkhart and Dina Dublon, Board Co-Chairs Carolyn Makinson, Executive Director

Published in The New York Times on Sept. 23, 2009
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