A Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Kathleen Newland co-directs the International Migration Policy Program. Her work focuses on refugee policy, international humanitarian response, and the evolution of the international migration regime. She also co-directs the Migration and Citizenship project in the Endowment’s Moscow Center. Immediately before joining the Endowment, she was an independent consultant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Bank, and the office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations as her principal clients. In 1992-93, she wrote the first “State of the World’s Refugees” report for UNHCR, which has become the organization’s flagship biennial publication. From 1988-92, Newland lectured at the London School of Economics, becoming a full-time member of the International Relations faculty in 1990. In this same period, she co-founded (with Lord DavidOwen) and directed “Humanitas”, an educational trust dedicated to increasing awareness of international humanitarian issues. From 1982-87, she was Special Assistant to the Rector of the United Nations University in Tokyo.
Newland is a graduate of Harvard University and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is married to journalist Jurek Martin, who has attended the Conference on World Affairs for most of the past twenty years. She finally decided he needed some supervision.