Omar Hammoud Gallego

Omar Hammoud Gallego

PhD Candidate

Department of Government

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About me

Thesis: 'Understanding the Tide: A comparative analysis of policy responses to refugee inflows'

My research examines the factors influencing variations in migration and asylum policies across countries. I identify key independent variables to explain variations in such policies either towards restrictiveness or openness. I achieve this by developing a new approach for policy classification based on the IMPALA (International Migration Law and Policy Analysis) methodology. The focus of my analysis is on OECD and Latin American countries. 

Before joining the LSE, I worked as a consultant at the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development in Italy, and for the United Nations’ Higher Commissioner for Refugees in Colombia. I hold an MSc in International Relations of the Americas from University College London, and a BA in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Heidelberg.

Research interests

  • Migration and Asylum Policies
  • EU Politics and Institutions
  • Foreign Policy

Teaching record

  • GV101 - Introduction to Political Science (2018/19)