Nicholas Micinski is research and editorial associate for the FUNDS Project at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies and a Ph.D. student in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center. Previously, he worked in the nongovernment organization sector in London for five years on refugee and social enterprise issues.

Thomas G. Weiss is the Presidential Professor of Political Science and Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center; he also is co-director of the FUNDS Project and of the Wartime History and the Future UN Project. In addition, he is a former president of the International Studies Association (2009-10) and chairman of the Academic Council on the UN System (2006-9). His most recent single-authored books include "Governing the World? Addressing 'Problems without Passports' " (2014); "Global Governance: Why? What? Whither?" (2013); "Humanitarian Business" (2013); "What'ss Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It" (2012); and "Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action" (2012).

  •  February 4, 2016 
The unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants to Europe has increased the visibility of the longstanding nexus of migration, development and security. The emphasis on terrorism and national security is understandable but myopic if the essential benefits of migration and development are to be realized. The United Nations will host three key meetings on …

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