"As societies build walls of separation between communities,
ICAAD works to remove each brick to illuminate our common humanity"

Bryan Miller

 

Bryan Miller has been making sense of financial statements for over 10 years. He’s worked at Morgan Stanley on the Options Desk, Hapoalim Securities on the Fixed Income Desk, and done financial consulting for small-and-medium sized businesses based across the globe. Whether it’s working on a trading desk, in the classroom, or in the Board room, he’s equipped management teams with the necessary tools to make sound financial decisions.

Apart from finance and accounting, Bryan has worked extensively with students, athletes, and teachers to develop stimulating language and development courses in Seoul, South Korea, at RomAltruista in Rome, Italy, and at The Door in New York City. Empowerment through education has been an important avenue Bryan wishes to open for more women, girls and boys around the world.

Bryan ultimately joined ICAAD after living on three continents, seeing first hand the gaps in educational, social and legal systems. Bryan felt joining an organization that has a global perspective, with clearly defined programmatic focuses which sets out to impact entire countries and regions, would continue opening those avenues to help empower individuals on a larger scale than he could do himself.

Bryan graduated from Pace University in New York City with a Bachelors in Finance and has taken courses towards a Master’s of Science in International Banking and Finance at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. He currently lives in New York City.

Bryan served as Treasurer on ICAAD’s Board of Directors from 2014-2016.

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On May 17, 2019, ICAAD Advisor Erin Thomas’ publication: Compacts of Free Association in FSM, RMI, and Palau: Implications for the 2023-2024 Renewal Negotiations (hrbrief.org/2019/03/compacts-of-free-association-in-fsm-rmi-and-palau-implications-for-the-2023-2...) was cited by the President of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., in an op-ed published in The Hill (thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/444291-pacific-defense-pact-renewal-vital-to-the-u...). In her piece, Erin points to critical issues stakeholders have raised regarding human trafficking, adoption policies, and COFA migrant rights among other important human rights issues.

Some of the above-mentioned policy gaps span several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly 10 (reduced inequalities) and 17 (partnership for the goals). Holistically, the existing COFA agreements represent the type of inequity that SDG 10 seeks to address. SDG 17 promotes inclusive and participatory decision-making at the international, national, and local levels. Developing transparency on both sides will allow for a more equitable process and outcome for the renewal negotiations.

The issues within the existing agreements also involve SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) and limited access to justice regarding redress for nuclear testing and environmental destruction. This impacts targets and indicators including SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being). Finally, SDG 10 and 8’s targets for responsible migration policies are important considering the limited provisions for COFA migrants in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
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