Dr Jay Song
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Dr Jay Song was formerly a Research Fellow and Director of the Migration and Border Policy Project and a Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York. Before joining the Institute, she was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, UN consultant to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and post-doc researcher at the Centre on Migration Policy and Society in Oxford. Jiyoung holds a PhD in politics from the University of Cambridge.
Employment as protection: complementary pathways for refugees
Refugees should have better access to labour migration schemes to reduce the pressure on humanitarian quotas.
ReportsLabour migration as complementary pathways for refugees in the Asia-Pacific
This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for migrant smugglers. Jay Song
What happens to failed asylum seekers?
Forcibly returning unwanted migrants is not only intuitively unpleasant, it is also one of the most difficult areas in the immigration policies of liberal states.
ReportsRemoval of failed asylum seekers in Australia: A comparative perspective
This working paper reviews the current policy of removing failed asylum seekers in Australia and draws lessons from similar policy areas and reforms in the United Kingdom and…
Why teaching refugee children is so critical
Terrorist recruiters target disenchanted refugee children who see no hope for their future and who would like to escape from camps.
CommentaryWhat do we know about the Central American refugee deal between the US and Australia?
In an opinion piece published in The Guardian, Jiyoung Song provides details on a deal Australia has announced to accept refugees from a US-led camp in Costa Rica.Jiyoung Song
CommentaryThe challenge for Asia's female politicians
In an article in The Diplomat, Jiyoung Song writes that Asia is seeing a new wave of successful female politicians, but getting to the top requires hard choices.Jiyoung Song
ReportsAustralia and the anti-trafficking regime in Southeast Asia
This working paper reviews recent trends in human trafficking in Southeast Asia and the status of the anti-trafficking regime in ASEAN member states. It examines…
CommentaryChoi's silent supporters
This opinion piece was originally published in the Korea Times. Jiyoung Song
16 March 2017
ABC RN Between The Lines
23 February 2017
20 October 2016