About the Authors
Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler is Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading School of Law, where he is a member of the Global Law at Reading (GLAR) research group (specialising in human rights, international humanitarian law and international refugee law).
He is Editor-in-Chief, Working Paper Series, Refugee Law Initiative (Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London). He is a Research Associate of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and an Academic visitor at its Faculty of Law. He is also a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute (analysing the treatment of African asylum seekers in Israel as part of the Constitutional Principles project).
Previously, he was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (affiliated with its Immigration and Refugee Clinic and with the Human Rights Program) annd a Tutor in Public International Law at the University of Oxford. He holds DPhil, MPhil, and BCL degrees from the University of Oxford; LLM with specialisation in Public Law from Hebrew University; and a joint LLB and BA from the University of Haifa.
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Brad K. Blitz. received his Ph.D. in International Development and Education from Stanford University.
In April 2013 he took up the post of Deputy Dean and Professor of International Politics in the Middlesex University Law School. Brad has extensive experience of international education as both a student and academic programme leader. During the course of his education, he studied in Belgium, France, Russia, the USA and United Kingdom. He later directed an international Masters programme with partners in Jamaica, Mexico, and the USA and has written about education exchanges in the context of European integration.
A former Jean Monnet Chair in Political Geography at Oxford Brookes University and Research Associate in the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, he is widely regarded as a leading expert on post conflict integration, statelessness, migration, development and human rights. He has acted as an advisor and consultant to UNDP, UNICEF, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the World Bank, OSCE, Council of Europe, DFID, and the Russian and Albanian governments and has appeared as an expert witness advising UK and Australian courts, on over 20 occasions. In 2008 the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and a panel of experts, selected his research as one of 12 projects which would guide and support the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Recent publications include Statelessness in the European Union: Displaced, Undocumented and Unwanted, Cambridge University Press, 2011; and Statelessness and Citizenship: A Comparative Study on the Benefits of Nationality, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011. In 2011, he completed a US State Department funded project 'Measuring the Costs of Statelessness', a livelihoods study of 980 stateless and formerly stateless households in Bangladesh, Kenya, Slovenia, and Sri Lanka, which will be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2014. He also contributed to UNDP's Asia-Pacific Human Development Report and is the author of Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship, Exclusion, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.
He is the author of over 40 academic articles and has also published in The Economist, Guardian, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Oregonian, Times, Times Higher Education Supplement, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, World Today.
English, French; some German and Russian
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