Professor Sandra Lavenex
Sandra Lavenex is Professor of European and International Politics at the University of Geneva and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe where she teaches European asylum and immigration policies in their internal and external dimensions. Sandra Lavenex obtained her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 1999 for a thesis on The Europeanization of Refugee Policies: between human rights and internal security (Ashgate 2001) and has pioneered the study of EU external migration policies with her book Safe Third Countries. Extending the EU asylum and immigration policies to Central and Eastern Europe (Central European University Press 1999). These topics have remained an important pillar of her research and have been expanded to the field of international cooperation on migration more broadly including the nexus with development and trade policies and the comparative analysis of regional cooperation on refugee protection, mobility and migration.