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Victoria Rietig is a Policy Analyst at MPI, where she works for the Regional Migration Study Group and the Transatlantic Council on Migration. She is also a Nonresident Fellow with Migration Policy Institute Europe.
Her research expertise includes forced migration, human trafficking, labor migration, and international development. She conducted field research on forced migration in Mexico, analyzing the impact of organized crime and violence on human trafficking. Her research results were published in the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration.
Prior to joining MPI, Ms. Rietig worked for the United Nations, NGOs, and the U.S. government. At the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), she developed and implemented conferences and trainings for high-level officials in the Migration and Development Seminar Series at UN headquarters in New York. After that, she worked as a project leader for Fairfood International, where she was in charge of establishing the NGO’s Berlin office. Most recently, she consulted for the U.S. government, and developed strategic recommendations for the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center (HSTC), an interagency center of the Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security.
Ms. Rietig received her master in public policy from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, where she worked on forced migration, negotiations, and international development. She also holds an M.A. in American studies, history, and psychology from Freie Universität Berlin, with a focus on Latin American migration to the United States. She also studied and conducted research at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), New York University, and El Colegio de México (COLMEX).