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James Anderson Adjunct Professorship in Migration and Security Studies

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 2016 by current JHU trustee and SAIS Europe Advisory Council chairman James Anderson (B’81)

JAMES ANDERSON was elected chairman of the board of Kinnevik in April 2021. Previously he was partner at Baillie Gifford, where he led the firm’s European Equity Team, co-founded the Long Term Global Growth Strategy in 2003 and chaired the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group (2003-2019), including as co-manager of the Vanguard International Growth Fund. He was also manager of Scottish Mortgage Trust during 2000-2015 and joint manager in the period 2015-2022. Mr. Anderson is currently trustee at Johns Hopkins University and member of the Investment Committee, Senior advisor to the board of Antler Group and chair of Panmure House Price Panel, as well as member of the investment committee of University College, Oxford.

In 2016 Mr. Anderson decided to endow a professorship to secure teaching in the area of migration issues, migration management, and related security issues. The new position allowed SAIS Europe to develop activities in the field that include – and sometimes are designed for – city administrators in charge of migration, and attract the larger community of NGOs and associations working with migrants and on migration issues.

Held by Søren Jessen-Petersen

SØREN JESSEN-PETERSEN has served as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Kosovo and Under Secretary-General of UNMIK; was also the European Union Special Representative in Skopje, Macedonia, the Chairman of the European Union Stability Pact’s Migration, Asylum, Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) and Chair of the MARRI Steering Committee; also served as Assistant UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Director of the UNHCR Liaison Office at UN Headquarters in New York, High Commissioner’s Special Envoy to the former Yugoslavia, Chef de Cabinet of the High Commissioner for Refugees at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva and Director of External Relations at UNHCR Headquarters.