THO Summer Research Program scholars meet with Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA)
On July 19, 2018, Turkish Heritage Organization launched its inaugural Summer Research Program in Turkey. This year’s program is taking eight researchers to four cities — Washington, D.C., Istanbul, Ankara, and Gaziantep — to explore how government agencies, academics, NGOs, and the private sector are responding to the refugee and displacement crisis.
To see what we’re up to each day during the program, follow our updates using the hashtag #THOSummerResearch on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn profiles.
You can also follow our program updates each week on our blog, Meddah. Last week, the scholars met with representatives from U.S. government agencies, Congressional offices, international organizations, and NGOs in Washington, D.C. before heading off to Istanbul.
This week, the scholars will be in Istanbul to begin the dive into their research in Turkey.
You can read more about our scholars here and more about their projects in the blog posts below:
- Lawrence Cenk Laws — Living in limbo: Temporary protections for a permanent dilemma
- Joshua Ebiner: Evaluating international responsibility and the sustainability of solutions for refugees
- Jude Alawa: Understanding the shifting landscape of refugee health
- Samantha Hunt: Working from the ground up to respond to the needs of female refugees
- Lydia Williams: Telling the story of Syrian refugee education in Turkey
- Meriam Salem: If our world was built by an unnatural disaster
- Ryan McCarthy: Paper or plastic? Research into money transfers and their effects on local businesses
- Kinga H. Karlowska: A gender approach to the human security of refugees in Turkey