Demetrios G. Papademetriou

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Demetrios G. Papademetriou "is President and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute. 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. He is a leading expert on migration and integration issues in North America, Europe, and Japan.

"Dr. Papademetriou was the U.S. convener of the high-level, bi-national, U.S.-Mexico Migration Panel that devised the framework that encouraged Presidents Vicente Fox and George W. Bush to reexamine their countries' migration relationship. Dr. Papademetriou is the Co-Founder, former chair (1995-99), and Chair Emeritus of "Metropolis: An International Forum for Research and Policy on Migration and Cities." Metropolis is a cooperative interdisciplinary international policy research effort involving researchers from public and private sector institutions from twenty-two countries. His most recent book (with Deborah Meyers) is Caught in the Middle: Border Communities in an Era of Globalization, released in October 2001.

"Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment, Dr. Papademetriou was the Director for Immigration Policy and Research at the U.S. 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 1983-1988, Dr. Papademetriou was the Executive Director of Population Associates International, a research and consulting firm specializing in immigration and population issues, and a Senior Policy Advisor on immigration and refugee issues to the National Conference of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. 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 has taught at the University of Maryland, Duke University, and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His publications on the topic of immigration cover a wide range of both domestic and international issues. He has written over one hundred and fifty articles, book chapters, and magazine pieces on the subject, as well as more than two dozen books, monographs, and major reports." [1]

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