IRAQ EXPERTS at MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE
Washington, DC (March 18, 2003) – Migration Policy Institute (MPI),
Washington, DC’s leading think-tank dedicated to studying the movement
of people worldwide, offers experts on conflict in Iraq. MPI experts can
MPI experts include:
Kathleen Newland, Co-Director and co-founder
Newland provides leadership for MPI’s focus on worldwide migration. With more than 20 years of experience, she is an expert on refugee protection, international humanitarian response, migration management and internally displaced people (IDPs). Before founding MPI, Newland was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she co-directed the International Migration Policy Program. She has worked as an advisor and consultant to various international organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Newland can tell you about: The impact of conflict in Iraq on refugees
and internally displaced people, as well as the humanitarian crisis resulting
from conflict in Iraq
As a Policy Analyst, Zard supports MPI’s programming on refugee
protection and international humanitarian response. Zard began her career
as the Senior Coordinator of the International Refugee Program of the
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, where she focused on refugee protection
in East and West Africa. She has consulted with Human Rights Watch, the
UNHCR and Amnesty International. Zard has a law degree from Cambridge
University and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s
School of Advanced International Studies. She is fluent in Arabic.
With over 20 years of experience in the immigration policy field, Aleinikoff is an MPI Senior Policy Analyst focusing on refugee protection, international migration, citizenship, and domestic immigration policy. He also is Professor of Law, with a focus on constitutional and immigration law, at Georgetown University. He is a former General Counsel and Executive Associate Commissioner for Programs of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). He holds a JD from Yale University and a BA from Swarthmore College.
Aleinikoff can tell you about: The impact of conflict in Iraq on international
law and domestic immigration laws
Ray has worked on immigration issues for 10 years before joining MPI
as a Policy Analyst. He currently leads MPI’s work on immigrant
settlement, integration and public policy in North American cities. Prior
to joining MPI, Ray worked for the Canadian government as a Senior Analyst
with the Metropolis Project and the Strategic Planning, Policy and Research
Division of Citizenship and Immigration. He received his PhD in Geography
from Queen's University, Kingston, in Canada. He is fluent in French.
Meissner is MPI’s Senior Fellow, spearheading projects on national
security and immigration and conducting policy research on international
migration and development, and immigration policymaking in an era of globalization.
She is the former commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Meissner has also held posts in the Justice Department and with the Carnegie
Endowment. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where she
earned both a BA and an MA degree.
Chishti is an MPI Senior Policy Analyst based at New York University (NYU) School of Law. His expertise lies in labor and immigration law, civil liberties, and immigration integration. He is the founder and former director of the Immigration Project of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE). He was educated at St. Stephen’s College in Delhi; School, of Law, University of Delhi; Cornell Law School; and the Columbia School of International Affairs. He is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Chishti can tell you about: The impact of conflict in Iraq on US immigration
and domestic security policy
Grieco, a former Statistician/Demographer with the U.S. Census Bureau,
leads data collection and analysis for MPI’s Migration Information
Source. A former Fulbright scholar, Grieco has analysed migration in relation
to second generation, gender issues and race and ethnicity. She received
her PhD in Sociology and Demography from Florida State University. She
also holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Kansas and a BA
in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati.
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