JOANNE VAN SELM is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, focusing on refugee protection, international humanitarian response, and migration management. She is also a Senior Researcher at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Co-Editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies. Additionally, Dr. van Selm is a member of the Executive Board of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, for which she developed and chaired the Program of the 7th bi-annual Conference in January 2001. During 2000-2001, she co-directed a project on Security and Refugees for the United Nations University, and served as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association’s section on Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration. She has also published widely on temporary protection, European asylum policy, and other refugee and migration related topics.
BILL FRELICK is Refugee Program Director of Amnesty International USA where he coordinates work on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers. Previously Mr. Frelick was Director of US Committee for Refugees, where he served for 18 years. At USCR he coordinated policy and research and was the editor of the World Refugee Survey and co-editor of Refugee Reports. He brings to his position at Amnesty four years of teaching in the Middle East and extensive experience at the Asian Center of Clergy and Laity Concerned. Mr. Frelick is a prolific writer and recognized expert on refugee issues.
KATHLEEN NEWLAND is Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy
Institute. Her work focuses on refugee protection, international humanitarian
response, and migration management. Previously, she was a Senior Associate
at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she co-directed
the International Migration Policy Program (1994-2001). She chairs the
Board of Directors of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and
Children and sits on the Board of the International Rescue Committee.
Mrs. Newland is principal author of No Refuge: The Challenge of Internal
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