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Martin Baldwin-Edwards was an Editor in Economics, Politics and Sociology on Citizendium. He also served as a member of its first Editorial Council and was Secretary of the second-constituted Council. He is currently Co-Director of the Mediterranean Migration Observatory, Institute for International Relations, Panteion University, Athens, Greece. He recently completed research on migration and labour markets in the GCC countries for the Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics. During 2007-9, he was based in Vienna working with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) as expert Rapporteur on Greece and Cyprus within the PROMINSTAT statistics project, and also as Scientific Director of a project (REGINE) advising the European Commission on policy for regularization of illegal immigrants across 27 countries. He has authored over 60 publications on international migration, including The Politics of Immigration in Western Europe (ed. with M. Schain, 1994) and Immigrants and the Informal Economy in Southern Europe (ed. with J. Arango, 1999). He has lectured and researched in four UK universities and was Visiting Professor/Jean Monnet Fellow in International Migration at the European University Institute, 1997/8. He was co-founder and has been Co-Director of the Mediterranean Migration Observatory at Panteion University since 1999, and in 2003 was Research Director and subsequently General Director of Antigone, the Greek national focal point for the EUMC-RAXEN network on monitoring of racism and xenophobia.

In recent years, he has served as a consultant or advisor on migration issues to many governmental and international agencies, including: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Migrations Committee; the European Consortium on Exiles and Refugees (ECRE); the East-West Institute, Brussels; the ISTAME-Papandreou Foundation, Athens; the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva; the Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM), Geneva; the Migrants in Greece consortium and Lambrakis Foundation, Greece; the Migration Policy Institute, USA, ECRI (Council of Europe), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the governments of Italy, Spain and Greece.