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
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
Soeren's research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy. He studies the politics of development with a focus on fragile state settings, informal institutions, and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly the Great Lakes region, and Latin America. Using a range of methods, from field and natural experiments to qualitative interviews, his research aims to address the overarching question of what characterizes governance in fragile states and how it might be improved.
Soeren is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harris Public Policy and an associate of The Pearson Institute. He received his PhD in Political Economy & Government from Harvard University. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Essex (UK).
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.