Neha Bhat

International Refugee Law Researcher


Neha Bhat is a researcher focused on international refugee law and its intersection with climate change, counter-terrorism, and national security.

She has worked with the UNHCR as a Refugee Status Determination Officer in New Delhi, India and in Tunisia, and she currently holds a Dean's Fellow position with Professor David Baluarte on an AU-UNHCR project on statelessness. Neha contributes regularly to Carnegie Council's Global Ethics Network.

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="">UN Photo / Stuart Price</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

NOV 18, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Innovating Aid

Neha Bhat talks with innovators in humanitarian and development aid about new and efficient solutions to the crises of our time.

CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Ghana Bamboo Bikes.

SEP 4, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Ghana Builds Bamboo Bikes

A bamboo bicycle builder in Ghana is working to end the triple problem of poverty, unemployment, and environmental degradation by training rural migrants in manufacturing ...

CREDIT: <a href="">Internews Europe</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

MAR 21, 2013 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Innovation to the Rescue: New Ideas and Tech for Helping Refugees

The UN refugee agency is adopting an innovation-centered approach in pursuit of better services, products, and outcomes for displaced populations.