Judith Kumin

Adjunct Faculty

Global Studies Minor
Political Science Minor
UNH Manchester

Office Hours

  • Wednesdays: 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Other days/times available by appointment.


Professor Kumin worked for 32 years for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand, (the former) Yugoslavia, Germany, Canada, Belgium and at the agency's Headquarters in Geneva. Her research interests are in the area of international refugee and migration law, policy and practice. Before moving to New Hampshire in 2012, she also taught international human rights and refugee law and policy at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and at Carleton University in Ottawa (Ontario). Prof. Kumin also works as a Guardian ad Litem (CASA) in New Hampshire and is a member of the board of CDA, a Cambridge, Mass.-based international development agency which works in the areas of peace building and corporate engagement in countries in conflict.


  • Immigration & Refugee Policy


  • The State of the World's Refugees, Oxford University Press, 2012
  • Numerous articles on the subject of refugees and forced migration


  • PhD Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 1987

  • M.A.L.D. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 1979

  • B.A. Harvard College 1971

Speakers Bureau

Speaking topics
  • Refugees
  • International migration