Chris Boian

Chris Boian is spokesperson and senior communications officer for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Based in Washington DC, Chris engages with journalists, policymakers, scholars, companies, non-profits, faith leaders, philanthropists, social media influencers, athletes, celebrities, refugees and anyone else interested in an ongoing public conversation about the causes of and solutions for forced displacement of human beings around the world. Chris hails originally from Colorado but left the United States in 1985 to spend the next three decades living and working around the world as a journalist for the International Herald Tribune and Agence France-Presse. He is a member of the National Press Club, the advisory board for the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism, and has lectured on international affairs, media, and refugee issues at the Sorbonne, The George Washington University, Denver University, Moscow State Institute for International Relations, and the London School of Economics. Chris speaks five languages.


A Compassionate Response to the Global Refugee Crisis