Associate Fellow, International Law
Jeff Crisp
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Dr Jeff Crisp is an expert on refugee, migration and humanitarian issues. He has held senior positions with UNHCR, where he was head of policy development and evaluation, as well as Refugees International (senior director for policy and advocacy) and the Global Commission on International Migration (director of policy and research). He has also worked for the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues, the British Refugee Council and Coventry University. Dr Crisp has first-hand experience of refugee situations and humanitarian operations throughout the world and has published, lectured and broadcast extensively on refugee-related issues and African affairs. He holds a Master’s degree and PhD in African Studies and Political Science from the University of Birmingham.


  • Refugees
  • Migration
  • Humanitarian issues
  • African affairs


2013-15Senior Director, Refugees International
2006-13Head of Policy Development and Evaluation, UNHCR 
2004-06Director, Policy and Research, Global Commission on International Migration 


Broadcast experience



  • French (not for broadcast)
  • Poverty, international migration and asylum, London, 2005
  • The state of the world’s refugees: a humanitarian agenda, Geneva, 1997
  • The state of the world’s refugees: in search of solutions, Geneva, 1995