Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
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Jasmin Lilian Diab

Jasmin Lilian Diab

Director, Institute for Migration Studies at the Lebanese American University

Dr. Jasmin Lilian Diab (she/هي) is a Canadian-Lebanese Scholar and Expert in Migration, Gender and Conflict Studies. Dr. Diab is the Director of the Institute for Migration Studies at the Lebanese American University, where she also serves as an Assistant Professor of Migration Studies at the Department of Social and Education Sciences.

She has served as a Visiting Professor at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace at their Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, an Adjunct Faculty Member of International Migration and Refugee Law at the Global Institute of Law, as well as a Guest Lecturer at McGill University on Refugee and Migrant Health, and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies on Radicalization within Refugee Communities. Dr. Diab is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University, a Global Fellow at Brown University's Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, a Scholar in Forced Displacement at University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, and the Lead of the Global Research Network's 'Gender and Migration Research Group'.

She has served as an International Consultant to UN Agencies, international humanitarian organizations and governments, and has assisted in evaluating humanitarian programming, conducting research in conflict settings, conducting gender analyses, and developing strategies for organizations' interventions in hard-to-reach areas across the MENA - particularly in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Yemen and the Palestinian Territories.

She is a Country of Origin Information Expert to AMERA International's 'Rights in Exile Program,' an Editorial Board Member at Act for Displaced, the Journal of Internal Displacement, Marywood University's Journal of Applied Professional Studies and PLOS Global Public Health where she also serves as their Guest Editor on ‘Humanitarian Aid, Conflict and Migration.’ Dr. Diab serves as an Advisory Board Member to MOSAIC MENA, People Beyond Borders, the Indian Society of Legal Research, and Rowman & Littlefield Press' 'Migration, Displacement, and Development' Book Series.

She holds a PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy with an emphasis on Asylum, Refugees and Security from the Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies of the School of Advanced International and Political Studies at INSEEC Grande Ecole in Paris, and holds graduate degrees in International Law, Human Rights and Feminist Writings.

Published Works

Diab, J. L. (2021), ‘Migrant Rights and Migrant Wrongs: Bilateral Relations, Asylum and Security under the Safe Third Country Agreement,’ Bedey and Thoms Media, ISBN: 978-3-95935-570-4, Retrieve at: https://amzn.to/3ryWQFU  

Diab, J. L. (Ed.) (2021), ‘Dignity in Movement: Borders, Bodies and Rights,’ E-International Relations Publishing, ISBN: 978-1910814598, Retrieve at: https://bit.ly/3qkAdUR

Diab, J. L. (2021), Pandemic-linked Vulnerabilities for Forced Migrants: The Increase in Gender-based Violence in the Arab World, Journal of Migration Affairs, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 90-98, Retrieve at: https://bit.ly/38of847

Diab, J. L. (2021), On Managing Health in Conflict: Refugees, Political Will and International Obligations amid Coronavirus in Lebanon, International Journal on Political Science and Governance, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 24-28, Retrieve at: https://bit.ly/3pN8NoU