David Miliband recently stepped down as a Member of the British Parliament
after 12 years representing his South Shields constituency. In September,
he will become President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, a
charity founded by Albert Einstein that works in more than 40 countries
helping refugees and victims of conflict and disaster.
Mr Miliband joined Tony Blair¹s government in 2002 as Minister for
Schools. As Secretary of State for the Environment from 2006 to 2007 he
pioneered the world¹s first legally binding bill to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions. As Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, he oversaw creation of
a marine reserve around the Chagos Islands, which remains the world¹s
biggest reserve where no commercial fishing is permitted.
After graduating with first class honours in Philosophy, Politics and
Economics from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Mr Miliband
completed a master¹s degree in political science at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology where he was a Kennedy Scholar.