Sofia Karlsson

Former GPI Global Intern

Sofia Karlsson is a Carnegie New Leader and joined the GPI Global Internship for spring 2010. Sofia previously interned at the Foundation for Post Conflict Development in New York City, working on external research and other ad hoc projects.

She received her bachelor's degree in political science in January 2010 from Lund University, Sweden. Her thesis used a quantitative method to determine the impact of economic interests and national identity on xenophobia in Europe.

In her spare time she volunteers at the City Harvest community organization. In the future Sofia plans to pursue a career in international affairs.

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/2326826494/">Thomas Hawk</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUL 26, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Diversifying Diplomacy

Independent Diplomat's goal of giving diplomatic assistance on a not-for-profit basis fills a niche in international politics and may broaden the understanding of diplomacy in ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/37degrees/3482554236/">Romel Jacinto</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUN 30, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Migrant Detention Leads to Harm

Detention is costly in economic and human terms. If EU states wish to sustain their migration management policies, they will have to rely more on ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/noborder/2494723189/">Sara Prestianni</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

APR 21, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: The Fate of the Paperless

Detention centers are on the rise as a means to control illegal immigration, while reports of human rights abuse and rising financial costs call into ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhymes/4402640498/">Lawrence Oluyede</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

MAR 17, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Xenophobia Tests National Legitimacy

The connection between xenophobic sentiments and national identity calls into question the legitimacy of nations in an era of increasing migration and multiculturalism.

Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/noborder/2560885744">No Border Network</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

OCT 7, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Informal Economy Pulls Migrants to Europe

Politicians are unwilling to admit that the informal economy provides low-paying work for paperless migrants in Southern Europe, and that border control is impotent without ...