WASHINGTON — Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Senior Vice President Michael Fix has been appointed chief executive officer of the independent, non-partisan think tank, which provides analysis, evaluation and thoughtful development of immigration, immigrant integration and refugee policies at U.S. and international levels, MPI President Demetrios G. Papademetriou announced today.
Fix, who joined MPI in 2005 as vice president, most recently was senior vice president and director of studies, as well as co-director of MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy.
With Fix’s promotion, Margie McHugh becomes the center’s sole director.
“One of the country’s pre-eminent thinkers on immigrant integration in the labor market, educational system and society more broadly, Michael Fix is also a colleague whose research, management expertise and counsel have been invaluable to MPI and to me personally,” Papademetriou said. “For these reasons, the MPI board and I are delighted to make Michael MPI’s first CEO, and look forward to him taking on more of the day-to-day management of the institute.”
Fix’s work focuses on immigrant integration and the education of immigrant children in the United States and Europe, as well as citizenship policy, immigrant children and families, the effect of welfare reform on immigrants and the impact of immigrants on the U.S. labor force. He previously was at the Urban Institute, where he directed the Immigration Studies Program from 1998-2004.
He recently was appointed to a National Academy of Sciences committee on the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. During its two-year life, the committee, comprised of 17 distinguished sociologists, demographers and migration and labor market experts, will examine what is known about the integration of immigrants into U.S. society, identify gaps in existing knowledge and data availability and propose possible policy options.
Fix is a research fellow with IZA in Bonn, Germany and served on the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Redesign of U.S. Naturalization Tests. He received a JD from the University of Virginia and a bachelor of the arts degree from Princeton University.
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The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national and international levels.