Dale Buscher is the Senior Director 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 on refugee protection, urban refugees, and gender issues and conducted research and assessments on refugee issues in over 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. 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.