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Megan Bradley  

Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution

Megan Bradley is a fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where she works with the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement. Her work addresses the rights and well-being of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, with a particular focus on the resolution of displacement crises. Her research also examines issues of transitional justice and accountability for human rights violations. She is the author of Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Dr. Bradley joined Saint Paul University (Ottawa, Canada) as an Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies in 2009, and has also taught at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She has worked with a range of organizations concerned with humanitarian, human rights and development issues including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Development Research Centre. From 2007-2008, she served as the Cadieux-Léger Fellow in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). She received her doctorate in International Relations from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2009), and also holds an MSc in Forced Migration (2004) from Oxford and an MA in Philosophy and International Relations from the University of St Andrews (2003).

She has published articles on forced migration, transitional justice, peacebuilding and development in a wide range of journals, and is currently editing a book on displacement, reconciliation and justice. Her articles include: “Strengthened protection for internally displaced persons in Africa: The Kampala Convention comes into force” (co-authored with Mike Asplet, American Society of International Law Insights, 2012); “Unlocking protracted displacement: Central America’s ‘success story’ reconsidered” (Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2011); “Disasters and displacement: Gaps in protection” (co-authored with Roberta Cohen, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, 2010); “Return in dignity: A neglected refugee protection challenge” (Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 2009); “Back to basics: The conditions of just refugee returns” (Journal of Refugee Studies, 2008); “Redress and refugees: Reflections on some recent literature” (Journal of Refugee Studies, 2007); and “Refugee research agendas: The influence of donors and North-South partnerships” (Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2007). Her contributions to edited collections include “Truth-telling and displacement: Patterns and prospects” (in Forced Migration and Transitional Justice, ed. Roger Duthie, 2012); “Liberal Democracies’ Divergent Interpretations of the Right of Return: Implications for Free Movement” (in Equal Citizenship and Free Movement of People, ed. Willem Maas, forthcoming); “Gender dimensions of redress for the Palestinian refugees” and “Redressing internally displaced Palestinians in Israel” (in Palestinian Refugee Compensation and the Peace Process: Issues and Perspectives, ed. Rex Brynen and Roula el-Rifai, forthcoming).

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