Kathleen Newland

Kathleen Newland

Vice Chair

Kathleen Newland is a Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), where she directs the organization’s programs on Migrants, Migration, and Development and Comprehensive Protection for Refugees. She is also the Founding Director of the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), a partnership among MPI, the US State Department, and US Agency for International Development.

Previously, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, she was a Senior Associate and then Co-Director of the International Migration Policy Program. She serves on the Boards of the International Rescue Committee, the Foundation for The Hague Process on Migrants and Refugees, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and the Stimson Center. She is a Chair Emerita of the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

Formerly, Ms. Newland worked as an independent consultant for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Bank, and the office of the Secretary General of the United Nations. She was also a member of the international relations faculty of the London School of Economics and the staff of United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan.
Ms. Newland is the author or editor of eight books, 11 shorter monographs as well as numerous articles and book chapters.