Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Patrick Kearns

Executive Director

Refugee Response

Patrick Kearns is the Executive Director of the Refugee Response.

Prior to this, Patrick worked in South East Asia for14 years. Patrick lived in Umphium Mai refugee camp on the Thai- Burmese border for two years where he founded a school for young adults. He then opened a Thai Foundation working with stateless youth that included opening and running an award winning social enterprise hotel. In the last three years Patrick worked as the Director for World Education in Thailand and Myanmar, implementing a US State Department grant reaching over 300,000 individuals. In 2014 he was a recipient of the Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award, presented by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford Ohio.

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