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Susan Martin, the Donald G. Herzberg Associate Professor of International Migration, serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. A long-time expert on immigration and refugee policy, Dr. Martin came to Georgetown after having served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, which made its final report to Congress in September 1997, issuing recommendations to reform immigration policy, institute immigrant policies to help newcomers and communities in which they settle, reinvigorate U.S. leadership in refugee policy, and restructure the federal agencies responsible for implementing immigration policy. Prior to joining the Commission's staff, Professor Martin was the Director of Research and Programs at the Refugee Policy Group, a Washington-based center for analysis of U.S. and international refugee policy and programs. She was Assistant Professor at the American Studies Department of Brandeis University and Lecturer for the History of American Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Martin has authored Refugee Women, as well as numerous monographs and articles on immigration and refugee policy. Dr. Martin received her B.A. from Rutgers University, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Recent Publication

  • Susan Martin. "Refugee and displaced women: 60 years of progress and setbacks." Amsterdam Law Forum 3.2 (2011).
  • Susan Martin. "Gender and the Evolving Refugee Regime." Refugee Survey Quarterly 29.2 (2010): 104-121.
  • Susan F. Martin. "Climate Change, Migration and Governance." Global Governance 16.3 (2009).
  • Susan F. Martin and Rola Abimourched. "Migrant Rights: International Law and National Action." International Migration 47.5 (2009).
  • Philip Martin and Susan Martin. "Global Commission on International Migration: A New Global Migration Facility." International Migration 44.1 (2006): 5-12.


  • Susan F. Martin. A Nation of Immigrants. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Philip Martin, Susan Martin and Patrick Weil. Managing Migration: The Promise of Cooperation. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.
  • Susan Martin, Andrew Schoenholtz, et. al.. The Uprooted: Challenges in Managing Forced Migration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005.
  • Susan Martin. Refugee Women. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2004.
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