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Roger Zetter

Roger Zetter

Roger Zetter

Emeritus Professor of Refugee Studies, the University of Oxford

  • Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, 2006-2011
  • Founding Editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies, 1988-2001.
  • IMIn Fellow

Academic career spans 40 years with regional expertise in  sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Middle East; research interests cover all stages of the ‘refugee and displacement cycle’, focusing on the policy and institutional dimensions of the humanitarian regime and the impacts on forcibly displaced people.

Recent research includes: development-led responses to the economic costs and impacts of forced displacement (World Bank, KNOMAD, UNDP, Danish MFA, EC, ILO); protection and forced displacement (Swiss Federal Commission for Migration, Swiss MFA, and MPI); framing humanitarian principles (IOM); protracted refugee situations (Norwegian MFA); environmental change and population displacement (MacArthur Foundation, UNHCR, Swiss MFA, Norwegian MFA).