The President of IGAM, The Research Centre on Asylum and Migration, Dr. Metin Çorabatır is a journalist and communication scientist conducting researches on refugees, migration, human rights law, constitutional law. He received his MA and PhD degrees at Boğaziçi University. During 1995-2013, he acted as the Director of Foreign Relations and Press Secretary for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In between the years 1977-1995, he held the position of a journalist for many press associations and worked as the Turkish editor for the Situation Reports of the World’s Refugees that were published around those years.