Arthur E. Dewey

Former U.S. Department of State

Arthur E. Dewey was assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State before his retirement in 2005. He was responsible for overseeing U.S. government policies regarding population, refugee, and international migration issues and for managing over $700 million in allocations for refugee protection, resettlement, and humanitarian assistance programs. Previously, he has served as chief of the Army's Political-Military Division at the Pentagon; deputy assistant secretary, Bureau for Refugee Programs; UN assistant secretary-general; and UN deputy high commissioner for refugees.

In 1993, he was selected to head the NGO successor to the former House Select Committee on Hunger––the Congressional Hunger Center. Over the past five years he has worked with military theater commands in Latin America, Europe, and Asia to bring realistic political and humanitarian dimensions into post–Cold War military training exercises. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master's degree from Princeton University.

Last Updated: June 8, 2017