Brian Adeba

James Milner has been a researcher, practitioner and policy advisor on issues relating to refugees, peace building, African politics and the United Nations system. Before joining Carleton, he was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. Since 2003, he has also been Co-Director of The PRS Project, an international research project at the University of Oxford focusing on the plight of refugees in situations of prolonged exile in Africa and Asia ( In recent years, he has undertaken field research in Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Guinea, Thailand and India, and has presented research findings to stakeholders in New York, Geneva, London, Ottawa, Bangkok, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and elsewhere. He has worked as a Consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in India, Cameroon, Guinea and its Geneva Headquarters. He is author of Refugees, the State and the Politics of Asylum in Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), co-author of UNHCR: The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection into the 21st Century (Routledge, 2008), and co-editor of Protracted Refugee Situations: Political, Human Rights and Security Implications (UN University Press, 2008). His doctorate is from the University of Oxford, where he worked on the politics of asylum in Africa.


  • Refugees

  • African politics

  • Peacebuilding

  • The United Nations system

  • Ph.D (Oxford)