​Naoko Hashimoto

​Naoko Hashimoto

GGF 2030 Working Group on Global Migration and Refugee Challenge

Naoko Hashimoto is a doctoral candidate at the University of Sussex (International Fellow of Nippon Foundation) and a research associate in the Refugee Law Initiative at University of London. Her doctoral thesis analyzes states’ practices of admitting refugees through resettlement. Prior to her doctoral studies, she gained 15 years of practical experience in refugee and forced migration issues, working for UNHCR, the International Organization for Migration, and the Government of Japan in New York, Geneva, Sri Lanka, and Tokyo, among others. She has authored numerous publications on refugee and migration issues and has served as an independent advisor for many projects. She regularly appears on various media as an expert on refugees and migration. Naoko holds a master’s degree in refugee and forced migration studies from the University of Oxford (as a Sir John Swire scholar), and a master of laws’ degree in international human rights law from Queen Mary University of London and University College, London.