Filip Savatic is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Georgetown University, specializing in the politics of international migration and European integration.
His dissertation project focuses on the public policies concerning irregular migrants adopted by advanced industrialized democracies. He seeks to explain why European states have developed a similar, multifaceted approach to addressing irregular migration despite varying exposure to such migration and different economic structures. Specifically, he is examining how the European Union (EU) facilitated the diffusion of policy innovations adopted domestically across its member states.
More broadly, Filip is interested in the effects of migration on the political systems and societies of migrant-receiving states as well as the impacts of public policies on migratory flows. In addition to his dissertation, he is working on several independent and collaborative projects with numerous colleagues with respect to these topics.
In 2015, prior to starting the Ph.D. program at Georgetown, he obtained a master’s degree from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in “International Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and the Politics of Development.” In 2011, he graduated from Yale with a B.A. in “Ethics, Politics, and Economics” and “International Studies.”