Dale Buscher is the Vice President for Programs at the Women’s Refugee Commission where he leads the organization’s work on refugee livelihoods, youth, adolescent girls, gender, and disabilities. Buscher has been working in the refugee assistance field since 1988 in a variety of capacities including managing humanitarian programs in the Balkans, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia and working at the research and policy level in New York and Geneva. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on refugee protection, urban refugees, and gender issues and conducted research and assessments on refugee issues in some thirty-five countries. Buscher is an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University where he teaches a course on Gender, Livelihoods, and Displacement. He lectures widely including at New York University, Harvard University, Boston College, Fordham University, and the University of Oxford. Buscher has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. He lives in New York City.

Research & Publications

January 2018|Urban Disasters|Dale Buscher

Refugees in the City: Promoting Resilience and Restoring Dignity

July 2017|Gender, Violence, Refugees|Dale Buscher

Formidable Intersections: Forced Migration, Gender and Livelihoods

April 2014|Crises, Conflict and Disability|Dale Buscher, Emma Pearce

Bridging the Humanitarian – Disability Divide: From Gaps to Changes in Policy and Practice

February 2014|Humanitarian Exchange|Dale Buscher

Preventing Gender-based Violence: Getting it Right