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Grace Benson International Relations (PhD)

Languages Spoken
Spanish and some American Sign Language
Grace Benson is a PhD candidate at the School of International Service. She earned a MPhil en passant in International Relations from AU and a BA with high distinction in Public Policy and Ethics from Duke University. Professionally, Grace worked for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants as a program director and case manager. She also worked in New Zealand for the Ministry of Social Development as a policy analyst and as a case manager in a youth development program. Her research focuses on displacement and forced migration, refugee resettlement policy, and international human rights and humanitarian policy. Her dissertation utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to compare global refugee resettlement practices and help inform policy decisions.