Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and Associate Professor of Informatics, College of Computing and Information, University at Albany (SUNY). Director of the Center for Policy Research Program on Border Control and Homeland Security.
Rey Koslowski received his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. His primary teaching and research interests are in the field of international relations dealing with international organization, European integration, international migration, information technology, homeland security. During 2008-9, he will be a Fellow of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund and has previously held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Center of International Studies at Princeton University and the Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Recent research has been supported by grants from the the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation and a fellowship at the Bellagio Dialogue on Migration of the German Marshall Fund and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is currently a Nonresident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. He serves as Associate and Book Review Editor of International Migration Review and Associate Editor of Global Networks and has served as the Chair of the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration section of the International Studies Association (ENMISA). Koslowski is the author of Migrants and Citizens: Demographic Change in the European States System (Cornell University Press, 2000); Real Challenges for Virtual Borders: The Implemention of US-VISIT (Washingon: Migration Policy Institute, 2005); editor of International Migration and the Globalization of Domestic Politics (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor (with David Kyle) of Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives (John Hopkins University Press, 2001). His articles have appeared in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, The Cambridge Journal of International Studies and The Brown Journal of World Affairs. Koslowski is often interviewed and widely quoted in the press, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, Dallas Morning News. He has been interviewed for Dying to Leave, a documentary aired by PBS as well as national and international radio, including American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Curriculum Vitae //Selected Recent Publications // Upcoming and Recent Presentations // Media Appearances
Department of Political Science
E: rkoslowski (at) uamail (dot) albany (dot) edu
Current Research Projects:
“International Migration, Border Control and Homeland Security in the Information Age,” examines efforts by the United States and other advanced industrialized countries to selectively control migration using new information technologies in order to shape flows of human capital to the needs of information technology-driven, globalizing economies."
“Visa Policies, New Technologies and Transatlantic Cooperation,” will examine the politics and diplomacy of US and EU visa policy as well as the prospects for US-EU cooperation to maintain visa-free transatlantic travel while at the same time increasing security. Supported by a fellowship to the Transatlanic Academy at the German Marshall Fund
“Global Mobility Regimes” will analyze the economic, political and security dimensions of global human mobility (that encompasses international migration and short-term international travel); contribute to a better understanding of existing international cooperation on migration and the potential for global mobility regime formation. Supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Recent publications include:
Deborah W. Meyers, Rey Koslowski, and Susan Ginsburg, Room For Progress: Reinventing Euro-Atlantic Borders for a New Strategic Environment (Migration Policy Institute, October 2007) Press Release
Rey Koslowski, Prepared Testimony for “US-VISIT: Challenges and Strategies for Securing the U.S. Border,” Hearing before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, January 31, 2007. Available at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:34148.pdf
Rey Koslowski, "Immigration Reforms and Border Security Technologies" in Border Battles: The U.S. Immigration Debates," The Social Science Research Council, July 31, 2006.
Rey Koslowski, "Towards an International Regime for Mobility and Security?" in Kristof Tamas and Joakim Palme, eds., Globalizing Migration Regimes: New Challenges to Transnational Cooperation (Ashgate, 2006).
Rey Koslowski, “Border and Transportation Security in the Transatlantic Relationship,” Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen and Daniel Hamilton, eds., Transatlantic Homeland Security: Protecting Society in the Age of Catastrophic Terrorism (Routledge, 2006).
Rey Koslowski, “Slavery, Trafficking and Smuggling: A Comment on ‘The New Global Slave Trade,’” in Kate E. Tunstall, ed. Displacement, Asylum, Migration: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures 2004 (Oxford University Press, 2006).
Rey Koslowski, Real Challenges for Virtual Borders: The Implementation of US-VISIT Migration Policy Institute Report (64 pp.) June 2005. (download report)
Rey Koslowski, "Possible Steps Toward an International Regime for Mobility and Security", Global Migration Perspectives, No 8 (October 2004), The Research Paper Series of the Global Commission on International Migration: at: http://www.gcim.org/en/ir_gmp.html
Rey Koslowski, “Human Migration and the Conceptualization of Pre-modern World Politics,” International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Sept. 2002), 375-399.