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By Marcia C. Inhorn
William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs; chair, Council on Middle East Studies

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For a brief period in 2015, the plight of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East seized the world’s attention. The media covered droves of desperate people crossing...

To cope with seasonal poverty and unexpected shocks such as floods or illnesses, rural residents in poor agricultural communities in Bangladesh often share resources with...

By the end of 2019, 79.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations, according to the...

Hangama Amiri ’20 M.F.A. was a first grader in 1996 when her family escaped Taliban oppression in Afghanistan. They lived as refugees in Pakistan, and later Tajikistan,...

Catherine Panter-Brick

Humanitarian research with Syrian refugees can be difficult to conduct in-person, due to COVID-19 containment, security, and logistics issues. Catherine Panter-Brick, the...

On February 22, the Hellenic Studies Program hosted a talk on “Population Movements Under Lockdown: Refugees and Migrants in Greece and Lebanon.” Kaveh Khoshnood from the...

Mural, Casa Vides, El Paso, Texas. Photograph by Mark Eggerman.

The following article written by Catherine Panter-Brick appeared in the Journal of Refugee Studies on January 25. According to the abstract, “It examines how...

Elizabeth Nugent

The 2011 Arab Spring set both Tunisia and Egypt on a course toward democratization, but their trajectories soon diverged. 

Tunisian political elites have since...

Photo by Moe Zaw (VOA) - Source article (direct source), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62125261

About a month ago, two soldiers from Myanmar crossed the border into Bangladesh and turned themselves in to local authorities. They were both seeking protection in the...