Mercy Corps Talk with Barnes Ellis, General Counsel (HLS '64)

Location: Mercy Corps Office (3rd Floor, Himalayan Room).

Date: Wednesday September 27, 6-8 PM


Interested in learning about the great humanitarian work that Mercy Corps has lead since 1979? Join us for a talk and Q&A session with Barnes Ellis, who has served on their General Counsel since 2010. Please RSVP to assist us with space planning.


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Bio on speaker, Barnes Ellis:

Barnes H. Ellis is Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Mercy Corps.  Mercy Corps, headquartered in Portland, is a $500 million annual revenue NGO that operates in over 40 countries world-wide, focused on people recovering from man-made or natural disasters.  Barnes will describe the work of Mercy Corps and some of its major current areas of focus, including the Syrian refugee crisis.  Before joining Mercy Corps in 2010 Barnes was a partner at Stoel Rives LLP.  A 1964 graduate of Harvard Law School, he is father of Barnes C. Ellis Harvard ’87, and father-in-law of David Pickett, HBS class of 2000.



MISSION: Alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.


  • We believe in the intrisic value and dignity of human life.
  • We are awed by human resilience, and believe in the ability of all people to thrive, not just exist.
  • We believe that all people have the right to live in peaceful communities and participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives.
  • We value stewardship of the earth's health, pledging to accountably and efficiently preserve and manage its resources.
  • We believe that it is our duty to be effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us.

Learn about Mercy Corps HERE


6:00PM - 8:00PM Wed 27 Sep 2017, Pacific timezone


Mercy Corps, 3rd Floor Himalayan Room
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204

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