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THE HIVE, AN INITIATIVE OF THE U.N. REFUGEE AGENCY, HAS BOLD AMBITIONS: SOLVE THE REFUGEE CRISIS, AND USE DATA TO TRANSFORM NONPROFITS.
BY DAVID ZAX
When I meet Brian Reich at a restaurant in Manhattan, I ask him what's new. "Just trying to solve the refugee crisis," he says casually.
The first half of Brian Reich’s CV sounds like something out of Parks and Recreation. In 1997, at 18, Reich became the youngest member of Bill Clinton’s speechwriting team. He took time off from college two years later to become Al Gore’s briefing director at the White House. "I grew up working in politics," is how he puts it. He cut his teeth fretting over swing voters, and still refers to Bush vs. Gore as the time "the Supreme Court took my job away."