Eric Richardson

Senior Adviser

Eric Richardson is a Senior Adviser in HD’s Asia programme. He is an international attorney and negotiations expert whose diplomatic career included postings in and on China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Libya, Tunisia, Israel and Palestinian areas, the US Mission to the UN in Geneva, and New Zealand.  He has also focused on foreign affairs issues for the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs and the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Eric speaks Mandarin Chinese, French and English.  ​Eric graduated with a Bachelor in International Relations from Stanford University, a Master in Law and World Politics from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate in Law from University of Michigan Law School. 


The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

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As a Swiss nonprofit Foundation, HD is supervised by a Board, which serves on a voluntary basis. It sets the mission and the general policy of the Foundation and provides overall supervision of the development and implementation of the organisation’s programme and administration, as managed by the Senior Management Team.

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HD’s team has grown from a small group of 6 people in 1999 to more than 300 from over 40 different nationalities today, supervised by a 11 member Senior Management Team. The organisation is made up of individuals driven by meaningful objectives who are dedicated to making a difference through peace and mediation efforts.

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