Demetrios G. Papademetriou is a member of the MPPGA Teaching Faculty and a Distinguished Transatlantic Fellow and President Emeritus of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington-based think tank which he co-founded in 2001 and led as its President from 2002 to 2014. He is also the founder (2011) of MPI Europe, an independent Brussels-based non-profit sister institute in Brussels that aims to promote a better understanding of migration trends and effects within Europe; he served as President of MPI Europe until 2018 and continues to serve on its Board of Trustees.
Dr. Papademetriou is also the Convener and Chair of the Transatlantic Council on Migration, which is composed of senior public figures, business leaders, and public intellectuals from Europe, the United States, Australia, and Canada. The Council was constituted in 2008 and meets biannually. From 2011 to 2015, he also convened the Regional Migration Study Group, an initiative that proposed and promoted multi-stakeholder support for new regional and collaborative approaches to migration, competitiveness, and human-capital development for the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Dr. Papademetriou also co-founded Metropolis: An International Forum for Research and Policy on Migration and Cities (which he led as International Chair for the Initiative’s first five years and where he continues to serve as International Chair Emeritus); has served as Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Migration (2009-2011); Founding Chair of the Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundations’ (OSF) International Migration Initiative (2010 – 2015); Chair of the Migration Group of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; 1990-1994); Director for Immigration Policy and Research at the US Department of Labor and Chair of the Secretary of Labor’s Immigration Policy Task Force (1989-1992); and Executive Editor of the International Migration Review (1980-83).
Dr. Papademetriou has published more than 280 books, monographs, research reports, articles, op eds and other short form pieces on a wide array of migration topics, lectures widely on all aspects of immigration and immigrant integration policy, and has advised foundations and other grant-making organizations, civil-society groups, and senior government and political party officials in dozens of countries (including numerous European Union Member States while they hold the rotating EU presidency).
Dr. Papademetriou holds a PhD in comparative politics and policy, and international relations (1976) from the University of Maryland and has taught at the universities of Maryland, Duke, American, and the New School for Social Research.