Kathleen Newland is co-founder of the Migration Policy
Institute and directs MPI’s programs on migrants, migration, and development
and comprehensive protection for refugees. Her work focuses on the relationship
between migration and development, governance of international migration, and
Previously, at the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, Newland was a senior associate and then co-director of the International
Migration Policy Program (1994-2001). She is an overseer of the International
Rescue Committee and a chair emerita of the Women’s Refugee Commission. She
also sits on the boards of the Foundation for The Hague Process on Refugees and
Migration, Kids in Need of Defense, and USA for UNHCR.
Prior to joining the migration program at the Carnegie
Endowment in 1994, Newland worked as an independent consultant for such clients
as the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, the World Bank and the office of
the Secretary-General of the United Nations. From 1988-1992, she was on the
faculty of the London School of Economics. During that time, she also
co-founded (with Lord David Owen) and directed Humanitas, an educational trust
dedicated to increasing awareness of international humanitarian issues. From
1982 to 1988, she worked at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan. She
began her career at Worldwatch Institute in 1974.
Newland is a graduate of Harvard University and the Woodrow
Wilson School at Princeton University. She did additional graduate work at the
London School of Economics.