Middle East Studies

Office Hours with Rima Rassi this Thursday!

February 17, 2015

On Thursday 2/19 from 10:30am-12noon weather permitting) in MES associate director Sarah Tobin’s office (322 Watson), Rima Rassi will be at Brown and in MES and holding office hours to meet with students interested in study abroad and research in Lebanon and for those interested in learning more about opportunities for internships with the Issam Fares Institute at the American University in Beirut.

Rima Rassi is the senior program coordinator of international affairs and refugee research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and part-time instructor of sociology at the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut. Ms. Rassi holds a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in sociology and anthropology (2006) and an MA in sociology (2008) from the American University of Beirut. She returned to Beirut in August 2013 after completing the coursework for a PhD in political science– emphasis international relations, in order to define her dissertation topic and do hands-on work with Palestinian and Syrian refugees. Her research interests fall within the areas of international development, transitional justice in post-conflict societies, and the politics of humanitarianism and refugee communities in the Arab World.

Her most recent publication on the impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Lebanon is attached.

To learn more about the programs and opportunities with IFI (and to see a great video lecture of Prof. Cammett from 2 weeks ago): http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/Pages/index.aspx

To sign up, please email Prof. Sarah Tobin (sarah_tobin@brown.edu) with your preferred timeslot.