Martin Joins Migration Policy Institute

December 16, 2004

Law professor David Martin has been appointed a Non-resident Fellow of The Migration Policy Institute (MPI). MPI, based in Washington, D.C., provides nonpartisan research and policy analysis on global migration and immigrant integration.

Martin is the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the Law School, where he will continue to teach. He is the co-author with T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Hiroshi Motomura of a leading law school casebook, Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy, now in its fifth edition. Martin's work at MPI will focus on the legal aspects of migration management at the national and global levels. Much of this work will be done in conjunction with long-time colleague Doris Meissner, now Senior Fellow at MPI, who served as Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service when Martin was the agency's General Counsel.

MPI also appointed Michael Fix as Vice President and Director of Studies. Fix, an attorney and an expert on immigrant integration, previously served as Principal Research Associate at the Urban Institute. The appointments take effect in January 2005.

"Having these two highly respected scholars and innovators in the field join us will deepen the Institute's ability to provide independent analysis and policy insight on all aspects of global migration, one of the most compelling policy and political issues of our time," said MPI President Demetrios Papademetriou.

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