Zaatari Refugee Camp
Harris Public Policy students visited Zaatari refugee camp as part of the 2018 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Jordan, where they met with Syrian refugees leading NGO programming within the camp.
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Research and Policy
Pearson Fellow Alum
Sherif Mabrouk, MPP'20, is a research associate at the United Nations University's Center for Policy Research, where he works on the initiative Managing Exits from Armed Conflicts. Previously, he was a research assistant for Pearson Faculty Affiliate Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra and Pearson Associate Soeren Henn.
While at Harris Public Policy, Mabrouk held several different research assistantships, working with UChicago Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab, with Professor James Robinson, and for the World Bank on a gender balanced corporate procurement project, writing and designing the research methodology. During summer 2019 he interned at the University of Chicago Crime Lab, providing technical assistance to the policy team at the Cook County juvenile probation center.
Prior to his time at the University of Chicago, Mabrouk worked at the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research, coordinating the International Development and Research Center’s anti-corruption project. As a researcher, he worked on projects for international organizations such as UN Women, the International Development Research Center, and the National Council for Women. He also worked as an Insights Analyst with Nielsen, working alongside the advanced analytical team, in addition to leading Nielsen's environmental initiatives in Egypt.
Sherif Mabrouk holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics with a minor in computer science from Cairo University, during which he spent a year at the University of Chicago, studying econometrics and program evaluation. Following graduation, he also earned a data science specialization from Johns Hopkins University, studying programming and machine learning.
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.