In a panel conversation with experts and practitioners, this Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) podcast explores how the Syrian refugee crisis is reshaping host communities in the Middle East, what challenges remain for the protection of vulnerable populations, and opportunities for advancing humanitarian protection and the integration of refugees into host communities. The panel includes:
- Her Excellency Reem Abu Hassan, Lawyer, human rights advocate, and civil society activist, Jordanian Minister of Social Development, 2013-16
- Amira Ahmed Mohamed, Assistant Director of Policy and Practice, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies, Counter Trafficking Program Manager and Head of Capacity Building Unit, International Organization for Migration
- Kate Akkaya, UNHCR US Protections Unit, Refugee Rights Turkey Legal Fellow, Program on Human Rights in the Global Economy Fellow, 2016
- Denis Sullivan, Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Northeastern University
ATHA is a program of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. The recording of this podcast was co-sponsored by the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.