• Social Issues
    Dec 13, 2022

    Lebanon’s Crisis of Child Poverty

    • Fadi Nicholas Nassar, Christelle Barakat
    Lebanon’s Crisis of Child Poverty
    In this Policy Brief, LCPS researchers Fadi Nicholas Nassar and Christelle Barakat examine the impact of the protracted economic crisis on Lebanese children, focusing on the deprivation of their rights according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. They offer some urgent recommendations to policy makers to protect vulnerable children and avoid a social crisis for generations to come.
    Fadi Nicholas Nassar is a research fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). His research focuses on international humanitarian and relief interventions in fragile and conflict settings, popular uprisings and social movements, and Lebanese and Middle Eastern politics. He is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Social Justice and Conflict Resolution at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Fadi holds a PhD from the War Studies Department at King’s College London. A graduate of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, he also received a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.
    Christelle Barakat is a researcher at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. She is a recent Lebanese Fulbright Foreign Student program graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, holding an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies with a concentration on International Peace Development. She completed her BA in Political Science and International Affairs with high distinction from the Lebanese American University. Her areas of interest include conflict analysis and resolution, disarmament, globalization, migration and refugee studies, and women and gender studies.
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