Monday, April 04, 2016

Wolcott Replaces Glendon On USCIRF

In a March 21 press release, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announced that at the recommendation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on March 14 Ambassador Jackie Wolcott was appointed for a two-year term to USCIRF to succeed Commissioner Mary Ann Glendon whose term expires on May 14. During most of 2015, Wolcott served as USCIRF's executive director. Prior to that she held a number of State Department positions including a Deputy Assistant Secretary position in which she was responsible for human rights issues arising in the United Nations.