The guest is Ms. Banulescu-Bogdan is Associate Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s International Program.
The title of this podcast series echoes the famous play by Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. In the play, a brilliant intellectual couple engages in an emotionally charged and dangerous debate – including inventing a fake child – as a way to evade the ugliness of their marriage. Similarly, the public debate on migration gets very often partial and polarized, with negatives exaggerated and positives overlooked, somehow “lost in translation”. Throughout this podcast series, we will discuss how migration can be communicated in an effective way, inviting a variety of inspirational guests to join the conversation.
Ms. Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan is the guest speaker of the #1 episode. Ms. Banulescu-Bogdan is Associate Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s International Program. Her areas of expertise include social cohesion and identity, values and civic engagement, and the intersection of nationalism and migration. Since she joined MPI in 2008, Ms. Banulescu-Bogdan has primarily worked with MPI’s flagship initiative, the Transatlantic Council on Migration. Prior to joining MPI in 2008, she worked at the Brookings Institution. Ms. Banulescu-Bogdan obtained her master’s in nationalism studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her master’s thesis focused on the political mobilization of Roma in Romania. She received her Bachelor of the Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in international relations.