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Geoffrey Cameron

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PhD in the Department of Political Science
University of Toronto

    Geoffrey Cameron has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on comparative immigration and refugee policy, religion and politics, and Canadian public policy. His dissertation, “Religion and Refugees: The Evolution of Resettlement in the United States and Canada,” examined the influence of religious groups on the development of refugee policy in the post-war period. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University and was supported by SSHRC and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in his doctoral research. He currently works as Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Baha’i Community of Canada. He is also a research associate with the Global Migration Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, and has previously been a senior policy advisor at Global Affairs Canada.

    He is the co-author (with Ian Goldin) of Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future (Princeton University Press, 2012), and co-editor of Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context (McGill-Queens University Press, 2020). He is currently working on a monograph on religious groups and refugee policy in the United States and Canada.