Magdalena Smieszek is a team member of the BRIDGE Network.
She completed a Doctorate of Juridical Science (SJD) at the Central European University, in the field of European migration and human rights, in addition to degrees focused on international law from universities of Oxford (MSt in International Human Rights Law), Windsor (JD), and Calgary (BA in International Relations).
In her book, The Evolving Psyche of Law in Europe she explores the social psychology of international human rights and asylum frameworks.
She has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level, notably at CEU in several departments, the Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) for refugees and asylum seekers, the Roma Graduate Programme, and at Al-Quds University/ Bard College in East Jerusalem.
She has over twenty years’ experience working internationally, including a ten-year period in human rights protection positions with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and others, acquiring considerable global experience.
She welcomes listeners of the How We Are Human podcast.