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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 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 and Coordinator of Migration Studies. Between 2022 and 2023, she served as the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research's first Global Fellow on Migration and Inequality. 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, as well as a Visiting Fellow at University of Cambridge and the Centre for Lebanese Studies' British Academy Bilateral Research Chair on Education in Conflict. She is a former Visiting Professor at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace at their Peace and Conflict Studies Department. In addition to serving on the boards of organizations working in the migration and development space, and the editorial boards of several leading journals, Dr. Diab has consulted for UN Agencies, international humanitarian organizations and governments, and has evaluated humanitarian programming, led research in conflict settings, led gender analyses, and developed strategies for organizations targeting hard to reach areas across the MENA region. 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