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May 8, 2007 Nisreen Salti, PhD. Relative deprivation, health and mortality: the case of South Africa
Assistant Professor, Economics Department, AUB. Salti is interested in economic development and health. She holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University and a Master in Public Affairs with concentration on Economic Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

March 20, 2007 Sari Hanafi, PhD. Palestinian Refugee Camps Territory of Exception and Disciplinary Space
Associate Professor, SBS Department, AUB.  Hanafi, (PhD, EHESS-Paris 1994) is former Director of Palestinian Refugee and Diaspora Centre, Shaml. His research interests centre around the economic and political sociology and sociology of migration applied to the Palestinian diaspora.

February 27, 2007 Sawsan Abdulrahim, PhD. Self-Rated Health, What is it?
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB. Abdulrahim received her PhD from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health in 2005. In addition to her focus on Arab immigrants in the United States, in Lebanon, her research attempts to understand how social structural policies impact the health of Palestinian refugees and African female migrant workers.

January 18, 2007 Melanie Cammett, PhD. Citizenship and Social Welfare: An Analytical Framework
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Brown University.  Cammett (PhD, U.C. Berkeley 2002) is Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Brown University. She specializes in the political economy of development and the Middle East.

December 12, 2006 Dr. Iman Nuwayhid.How did the Displaced Behave during the Last War on Lebanon? Lessons from a Public Health Perspective
Professor of occupational and environmental health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, AUB.  Dr. Nuwayhid received his MD from AUB in 1984 and his MPH and DrPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 1985 and1990, respectively. He is also American Board Certified in Occupational Medicine.

November 30, 2006 Dr. Nader Kabbani. Gender Differences in Unemployment Rates in the Middle East and North Africa Region
Assistant Professor of Economics, AUB.  He received a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and worked for the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture before joining AUB.

October 26, 2006 Dr. Barbara Drieskens. Reasons Not to Marry - Rising Celibacy in Contemporary Beirut
PhD Epidemiology, University of Michigan.  Drieskens is a social and cultural anthropologist. She obtained her PhD at the University of Leuven, Belgium in 2003 and since October 2003 has been working as a researcher at the Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO)

News Articles

FHS: FHS regional partnership to publish a book through Cambridge University Press
FHS: FHS receives $1-million endowment from Ford Foundation


RHWG holds annual meeting on Conflict, Violence and Health in Cairo, July, 2008.

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