CHC/STPEC Distinguished Lecture: The Crisis of Syria's Refugees in Lebanon

Event Details

February 12, 2014
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Commonwealth Honors College Building

Room: Events Hall- East

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Free admission

"The Crisis of Syria's Refugees in Lebanon" Presented by Omar Dahi

This talk will explore the dynamics of the Syrian uprising to better understand the complexity of the current crisis. In addition, the talk will provide an overview of the humanitarian crisis of internally displaced populations and refugees in neighboring countries.

Born and raised in Syria, Omar Dahi specializes in economic development and international trade, with a focus on South-South economic relations and the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. An associate professor of economics at Hampshire College, Dahi also serves on the editorial team of the Middle East Report and is co-editor of the Syria page at Jadaliyya. Dahi's work has been published in various academic journals, including the Journal of Development EconomicsApplied Economics, and the Southern Economic Journal.