Kathleen Newland

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Kathleen Newland is co-founder and Board of Trustees member of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a think tank located in the United States and focused on the study of migration policy worldwide (but with particular focus on the United States and Europe). She is also the director of the Migration, Migrants, and Development Program there and also leads the refugee protection work at MPI.[1][2]

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Professional life[edit]

Newland is a graduate of Harvard University and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.[1] She began her career in 1974 at the Worldwatch Institute. She later worked at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan, the London School of Economics, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). In 1994, she joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she was a Senior Associate and then Co-Director of the International Migration Policy Program.[1][3][4]

Newland co-founded the Migration Policy Institute in July 2001.[1][4]

Newland was also the Founding Director of the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) during its incubation phase at MPI from 2011 to 2013.[1]

Newland also serves on the board of the Stimson Center.[5]

Media and blog coverage[edit]

Media coverage[edit]

Newland has been cited and quoted on matters related to migration policy in the New York Times,[6][7][8] the Wall Street Journal,[9] the Washington Post,[10] and BBC News.[11]

Blog coverage[edit]

On October 30, 2013, Newland participated in a debate hosted by Intelligence Squared on whether migration should be free for job-seekers. Newland partnered with Ron Unz to argue against the motion, and opposed Bryan Caplan and Vivek Wadhwa who argued for the motion.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Kathleen Newland". Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Kathleen Newland" (PDF). Department of State. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Kathleen Newland". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Kathleen Newland". International Organization for Migration. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Kathleen Newland". Stimson Center. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Perlez, Jane (October 3, 2001). "Despite Afghan Refugee Crisis, U.S. Bureau Still Has No Chief". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Swarns, Rachel M. (June 4, 2003). "U.S. Security Backlog Strands Many Refugees in Camps Abroad". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Bernstein, Nina (December 7, 2005). "Most Mexican Immigrants in New Study Gave Up Jobs to Take Their Chances in U.S." New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  9. ^ Newman, Barry (December 11, 2003). "In a Riskier World, U.S. Recommits To Aiding Refugees: A Host of Worries Make It Harder To Find and Help Neediest Groups". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  10. ^ Sullivan, Sean; Nakamura, David (April 21, 2013). "Advocates of immigration reform fight back against push for delay". Washington Post. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  11. ^ Goffe, Leslie (April 5, 2011). "African migrants abandon the American dream". BBC News. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  12. ^ "Let Anyone Take A Job Anywhere". Intelligence Squared. October 30, 2013. Retrieved May 28, 2014.