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Kathleen Newland

Co-Founder, Migration Policy Institute

Kathleen Newland is co-founder and a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where she works on refugee protection issues, the relationship between migration and economic development, and the governance of international migration. She is an Overseer of the International Rescue Committee, and sits on the Boards of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), the Stimson Center, and USA for UNHCR as well as MPI. Prior to founding MPI in July 2001, she co-directed the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Earlier, she was a Lecturer in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics (1988-92), and Special Assistant to the Rector of the United Nations University (1982-87). She has worked as a consultant to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Labor Organization, the Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and the World Bank. She is Chair Emerita of the Women’s Refugee Commission. Ms. Newland is author or editor of eight books and 18 shorter monographs as well as numerous book chapters, policy papers and articles. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Harvard University, a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and did additional graduate work at the London School of Economics.