HDRO Conference Room
24 September 2008
Time: 12:00 - 1:15pm
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has developed the concept of circular migration through several papers and presentations at inter-governmental meetings. The institute’s recent work on circular migration has examined the experiences of origin and destination countries in terms of spontaneous and planned circular migration patterns. These patterns fall into several categories: seasonal, non-seasonal low wage, and high skilled. MPI has also begun to examine the development impacts of circular migration, through labour market effects, human capital accumulation and transnational networks.
About the Speaker
Ms. Kathleen Newland is co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute and directs MPI's programs on migrants, migration, and development and comprehensive protection for refugees and internally displaced people. Her work focuses on the relationship between migration and development, governance of international migration, and refugee protection. Previously, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, she was a Senior Associate and then Co-director of the International Migration Policy Program (1994-2001). She sits on the Board of the International Rescue Committee, and is a Chair Emerita of the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children. She is also on the Board of the Foundation for the Hague Process on Migrants and Refugees.
Ms. Newland is the author or editor of six books, including the first State of the World’s Refugees for UNHCR in 1993, and No Refuge: The Challenge of Internal Displacement for the United Nations in 2003. She has also written eleven shorter monographs as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Ms. Newland is a graduate of Harvard University and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She did additional graduate work at the London School of Economics.
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