Vice President for Programs and Policy | Refugees International
Hardin Lang is vice president for programs and policy at Refugees International. He is a veteran of six United Nations peacekeeping and humanitarian field missions. During his UN tenure, Hardin helped launch the UN stabilization in Mali, served as head of office for the UN special envoy for Haiti and worked on the UN mission in Afghanistan. Earlier in his career, Hardin spent two years working for the UN mission in Kosovo and three years working for the UN and human rights organizations in Guatemala.
Immediately prior to joining Refugees International, Hardin was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where he specialized in Middle East conflicts and national security policy. He has also been a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Hardin has published widely, including in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. Hardin holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a master’s degree in international history with a focus on the Middle East from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.