Dahi to Examine Humanitarian Crisis of Syria’s Refugees

Omar Dahi, associate professor of economics at Hampshire College, will speak on the “The Crisis of Syria’s Refugees in Lebanon” on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. in Events Hall-East, Commonwealth Honors College.
The talk will explore the dynamics of the Syrian uprising and provide an overview of the humanitarian crisis of displaced people within Syria and refugees in neighboring countries.
Born and raised in Syria, Dahi specializes in economic development and international trade, with a focus on South-South development and the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. He serves on the editorial team of the Middle East Report and is co-editor of the Syria page at the website Jadaliyya. He has been published in various academic journals, including the Journal of Development Economics, Applied Economics and the Southern Economic Journal.
The talk is part of the Commonwealth Honors College/Social Thought and Political Economy Distinguished Lecture Series.