Biography

Dr. Philippe Fargues is an Associate at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. Dr. Fargues is a sociologist and demographer. He is the founding Director of the Migration Policy Centre and Professor at the European University Institute (Florence). He held senior positions at the National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris and the American University in Cairo and taught at various universities in France, the Middle East and Africa, and at Harvard.

His research interests include migration, population and politics, demography and development. His recent publications include: Migration from North Africa and the Middle East – Skilled Migrants, Development and Globalisation (with A. Venturini, IB Tauris, 2015), Is what we hear about migration really true? Questioning eight stereotypes (MPC, 2014); International Migration and the Nation State in Arab Countries (Middle East Law and Governance, 2013); Demography, Migration and Revolt in the South of the Mediterranean (Brookings, 2012); Immigration without Inclusion: Non-Nationals in Nation-Building in the Gulf States (Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 2011); International Migration and the Demographic Transition: a Two-Way Interaction (International Migration Review, 2011).

He is the founding Director of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute. He is a sociologist and demographer. He has been Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo, a senior researcher at the French National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris, a visiting profes­sor at Harvard, and the Director of the Centre for Economic Legal and Social Studies (CEDEJ) in Cairo.

He has lectured in a number of universities in Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East. Fargues’  recent publications include: Is What We Hear About Migration Really True? Questioning Eight Migration Stereotypes (MPC, RSCAS, European University Institute, Florence, 2014); International Migration and the Nation State in Arab Countries (Middle East Law and Governance, Toronto, 2013); Demography, Migration and Revolt in the South of the Mediterranean(in Arab Society in Revolt, Brookings, Washington, 2012); Immigration without Inclusion: Non-Nationals in Nation-Building in the Gulf States (Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 2011); International Migration and the Demographic Transition: a Two-Way Interaction (International Migration Review, 2011).

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