Field(s) of research: Policy analysis: urban policies, migration policies and asylum policies
Institutional Affiliation: University of Bern, KPM Center for Public Management
Personal background: David Kaufmann is a Postdoctoral researcher at the KPM Center for Public Management, University of Bern. He focuses on policy analysis with a special interest in urban policies, migration policies, and asylum policies. David Kaufmann studied political science (B.A. and M.A.) at the University of Zürich and the University of Lund. His dissertation, obtained from the University of Bern in 2016, explained the formulation of locational policies in secondary capital cities (Bern, Ottawa, The Hague, and Washington, D.C.). He was a guest researcher at Leiden University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and University of Ottawa. David Kaufmann worked for Caritas as a delegate to monitor refugee status determination interviews of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (part-time 40%). After his master studies, he conducted an internship with the UNHCR Office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He was furthermore employed at foraus (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy) as Senior Policy Fellow Migration (part-time 20%).