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The Education of Young Refugees in Europe: A Golden Opportunity

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May 03, 2016 / 0 Comments
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U.S.-British anthropologist and Middle East specialist, Dawn Chatty, have been working on Syrian refugees’ crisis throughout the region. She argues that finding a way to provide education to refugees, who have been out of school for five years, is vital so that they can return to build a new Syria from a different perspective. An interview.


Continue reading the article on the French Development Agency’s Ideas4development blog.

Dawn Chatty

Dawn Chatty, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre (2011-2014) at Oxford University, where she still lectures, is particularly interested in nomadic pastoral tribes, as well as the young people among refugees. She studied at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, in the Netherlands. She has lectured in the USA, as well as in Lebanon, Syria and Oman. Her expertise has led her to work with the major development agencies, such as UNDP, UNICEF and FAO. She is the author of “Dispossession and Displacement in the Modern Middle East” (Cambridge University Press, May 2010), as well as a number of studies, including the most recent: “Refuge from Syria: Policy Recommendations” (Refugee Policy Center, Oxford, 29 January 2016).


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