American University of Beirut

About the Commission


The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria: Health in Conflict is hosted at and led by the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

Three Co-Chairs lead the LCS:
    • Samer Jabbour: Professor of Public Health Practice at FHS/AUB who also serves as Commission Convener
    • Jennifer Leaning: Professor, Harvard School of Public Health; Senior Fellow & Former Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
    • ​Iman Nuwayhid, Professor and former Dean of FHS/AUB 
The Commission is global and multidisciplinary. Commissioners include thought-leaders, academics, researchers and practitioners. 

The Commission has six Thematic Groups which include, in addition to Commissioners, external experts and researchers to enrich the work.  

An International Secretariat, based at FHS/AUB, comprising a Research and Documentation Team (RDT) and an Administrative & IT team, runs the day-to-day work. ​

The Commission is supported by several centers at AUB and collaborates with global centers with expertise in specific issues of interest. The Commission engages a regional and global network of experts and convenes consultations with stakeholders to broaden its ​reach and collaboration and to inform and support its work. 

 A number of graduate students at the American University of Beirut ​and other institutions support the Commission's Secretariat as research volunteers and as members of the administrative team. 

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