Brunson McKinley

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Brunson McKinley "took office as Director General of the International Organization for Migration in October 1998. He was re-elected to a second five-year term in 2003...

"Mr. McKinley came to IOM from a career in the diplomatic service of the United States, with posts in Italy, China, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and Germany. He was the first American Ambassador to Haiti in the post-Duvalier period. Beginning in 1990 he developed a speciality in migration issues. From 1995 to 1998 he served as the US Humanitarian Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"Brunson McKinley was born in 1943. He studied classical languages at the University of Chicago and Harvard University and served as an Army officer for five years. He speaks French and German and has studied Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Vietnamese. He is married and has a son and a daughter." [1] (also see Namebase)

According to Human Rights Watch "U.S. silence on abuses under the Avril government was due in large part to Ambassador Brunson McKinley, whose insistent deference to the Haitian military since the ouster of the Duvalier dictatorship led gradually to this virtual abandonment of U.S. public criticism of military abuses." [2]

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  1. Brunson McKinley, International Organization for Migration, accessed September 12, 2007.
  2. Haiti, Human Rights Watch, accessed September 12, 2007.