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Pamela DeLargy

Pamela DeLargy

Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 872501
Tempe, AZ 85287-2501


  • Senior Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Pam DeLargy is a public health and population specialist who is rejoining academia after a 20-year career in international development and humanitarian response where she worked in the areas of population and development, environmental change, migration, and women and development, including reproductive health.

As head of United Nations Population Fund’s humanitarian programs, she worked to bring attention to the needs of women and adolescents in emergency situations by leading a number of UN efforts to expand and improve basic standards for humanitarian response and she was among the first within the international humanitarian community to focus on understanding and responding to HIV and conflict and sexual violence in war.  She also served for a number of years in Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia and is a specialist on the Horn of Africa, where she also did her dissertation research on refugee policies and famine.

Prior to joining Arizona State University, she was Senior Advisor to the UN Special Representative for Migration (London) and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. Her research there focussed on European refugee policy and the cross-Mediterranean migration and she lectured on this issue at a number of European universities.

Ms DeLargy works closely with ASU’s Education for Humanity initiative, which seeks to expand access to higher education to camp-based and urban refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Uganda, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. She is also  developing a research collaboration with Sudanese and Ethiopian colleagues on regional migration and health of migrants.


  • PhD, International Relations, University of North Carolin
  • MPH, Health Policy and Administration, University of North Carolina
  • MA, Political Science, University of Georgia
  • BA, Political Science, University of Georgia


Journal Articles


DeLargy, P. F. 2016. Europe's humanitarian response to refugees and migrant flows Volunteerism thrives on the international systems falls short. Humanitarian Exchange 67:5-7. (link )


DeLargy, P. F. and J. F. Klot. 2010. HIV/AIDS, security and conflict: What do we know? Where do we go from here?. Force Migration Review October (2010):30-31. (link )

Marwah, P., P. F. DeLargy and L. Tabac. 2010. Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration: opportunities in post-conflict settings. Forced Migration Review October(2010):12-13. (link )


DeLargy, P. F. and R. Alakbarov. 2004. Thinking ahead about reproductive health: Contingency planning and emergency preparedness in crisis situations (Iraq and West Africa). Disasters 28(3):240-250. (link )


Calhoun, C. and P. DeLargy. 1996. Rights after liberation. Dissent (Summer):. (link )

Book Chapters


DeLargy, P. F. 2017. The drowning of SPHERE in the Mediterranean: What happened to humanitarian standards in fortress Europe?. Pp. Chapter 10 In: Andersen, R. and P. L. de Silva eds., Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action. Routledge. ISBN: 9781138688575.


DeLargy, P. F. 2013. Sexual violence and women's health in war. Pp. 54-79 In: Cohn, C. ed., Women & Wars. Polity Press. ISBN: 978-0745642451.


Calhoun, C. J. and P. F. DeLargy. 1992. Computerization, aid-dependency and administrative capacity: A Sudanese case study. Pp. 25-64 In: Grant Lewis, S. and J. Samoff eds., Microcomputers in African Development: Critical Perspectives. Westview Press. Bouldelr, CO. ISBN: 978-0813379340.


Bilsborrow, R. and P. F. DeLargy. 1991. Land use, migration and natural resource deterioration: The experiences of Guatemala and the Sudan. In: Davis, K. and M. S. Bernstan eds., Resources, Environment, and Population: Present Knowledge, Future Options Supplement to Vol. 16, 1990 (Population and Development Review Supplements). Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0195070491.


Calhoun, C. J., P. F. DeLargy, J. Freymann and D. Whittington. 1988. Microcomputer implementations in the least developed countries: Some policy considerations. In: Shay, E. G. ed., Microcomputer Policy for Developing Countries. National Academy of Sciences. Washington, D.C.


DeLargy, P. F. 1987. The African Famine. Pp. 552-554 In: Bassis, M., R. Gelles and A. Levine eds., Sociology. Random House. New York.

Blog Posts


DeLargy, P. F. 2016. Deadly journeys and disappointing arrivals: The role of Africa in Europe's migration "crisis" [Blog Post]. Retrieved from link