Rey Koslowski

Rey Koslowski is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
, University at Albany (SUNY). Director of the Center for Policy Research Program on Border Control and Homeland Security. Dr. 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. He has held fellowships of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund, 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 Associate Editor of Global Networks and has served as Associate and Book Review Editor of International Migration Review and 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 Implementation of US-VISIT (Washington: Migration Policy Institute, 2005); editor of Global Mobility Regimes ( Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 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; 2nd. ed. 2011). 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 National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

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Contact info:

Department of Political Science
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
135 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12222
O: 518-442-5314
F: 518-442-5298
E: rkoslowski (at) uamail (dot) albany (dot) edu

Current and Recent Research Projects:

"The International Context of Immigration Reform: US, Mexico and Beyond" examines the politics of changing immigration policies and the implementation of reforms in the US and Mexico from an explicitly comparative and international perspective. Supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

"Global mobility Regimes" analyzes 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. The project produced an edited volume: Rey Koslowski, Global Mobility Regimes ( Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

“Visa Policies, New Technologies and Transatlantic Cooperation,” examines 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 of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund

“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."


Undergraduate courses taught include: "Introduction to International Relations," "International Organization," "Politics of International Migration," "Information Technology and World Politics"

Graduate courses taught include: "International Organization," "Information Technology, Globalization and Governance," "Global and Homeland Security," "International Relations Theory," "International Political Economy"

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