Dr Sébastien Moretti is Senior Fellow at the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and former Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Refugee Studies Centre. Sébastien holds degrees in French Literature and History, Political Science from the University of Geneva and International Relations from the Graduate Institute.
Sébastien received his PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute, with a doctoral thesis focusing on the international protection of refugees in Southeast Asia. His areas of expertise include issues of refugee and human rights protection, asylum and international migration, immigration detention, smuggling and trafficking, and protection at sea, with a particular focus on the West African and Asia-Pacific contexts. He has authored several publications on refugee protection in Southeast Asia.
Sébastien is currently working as Migration Programme Coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Prior to joining IFRC, Sébastien was the Coordinator of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat in West Africa and Legal Specialist on Asylum and Migration for the Division of International Protection, UNHCR. In 2013-2014, he was Regional Migration Adviser in Asia-Pacific for the International Committee of the Red Cross, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Previous missions in the field include Niger, Haiti, Burundi, and Republic Democratic of Congo.