Successful Online PhD defence: Elaine Lebon-McGregor

 On 5 October 2020, Elaine Lebon-McGregor successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled ‘International Organizations and Global Migration Governance’. Rapid population growth, the advancement of technologies, war and conflicts, decolonisation, economic crises and other significant events have had implications for the patterns and governability of population movements. Dr. Lebon-McGregor’s dissertation tells the story of how migration has evolved as a global policy issue since 1919. Drawing on interviews with key actors involved in global-level discussions on migration and the United Nations (UN) archives, the dissertation investigates how migration became a global governance issue and the role played by the UN in this process. It also offers a methodological toolkit that could be applied to other global policy issues.