An immigrant’s distinguished career

Demetrios G. Papademetriou is co-director and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute. His work focuses on the North American borders and migration agenda, immigrant settlement and integration, and migration management throughout the advanced industrial world. Previously, he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he directed (1993-1998) and co-directed (1998-2001) the International Migration Policy Program. Before that, he was director for immigration policy and research at the US Department of Labor and the chair of the secretary of labor’s Immigration Policy Task Force. From 1991-1996, he concurrently served as the chair of the Migration Committee of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). From 1980-1983, he served as the executive editor of the International Migration Review, the field’s principal scholarly journal, at New York’s Center for Migration Studies. Dr Papademetriou gained a PhD at the University of Maryland in 1976. He has taught at the University of Maryland, Duke University, and the graduate faculty of the New School for Social Research. He has written over 150 articles, book chapters, and magazine pieces on migration, as well as more than two dozen books, monographs, and major reports.

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