Experts & Staff
Assistant Director, International Program
Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan is Assistant Director of MPI’s International Program, where she is primarily responsible for managing the program’s flagship initiative: the Transatlantic Council on Migration. She is also a Nonresident Fellow with the Migration Policy Institute Europe.
Since she joined MPI in 2008, Ms. Banulescu-Bogdan has supported MPI’s President in advising governments on various aspects of migration management. This has included technical support to countries holding the rotating presidency of the European Union, support to the annual Global Forum on Migration and Development, and private briefings and memos to help European countries think through changes to migration-related legislation.
Prior to joining MPI in 2008, she worked at the Brookings Institution, helping to develop public policy seminars for senior government officials in the Institution’s executive education program. Ms. Banulescu-Bogdan obtained her master's with distinction in nationalism studies from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her master's thesis focused on the political mobilization of Roma in Romania. She received her bachelor of the arts degree with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania in international relations, where she was a University Scholar.