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, MPP '18
Saeb Ahsan holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During this time, he completed an internship in Kuala Lumpur with International Movement for a Just World. After college, he conducted a Fulbright research project at Koç University in Istanbul, and worked as an impact fellow at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. He was also part of a Chicago Commission on Human Relations task force that focused on reducing youth violence, and worked as a change management analyst at Accenture, concentrating on the health and human services industry.
While at the University of Chicago, Ahsan joined a Chicago Booth Social Impact project with the Institute of Nonviolence Chicago, led the Interfaith Dialogue at the University of Chicago, and was a member of the Chicago Steering Committee of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Ahsan was also an Executive Editor of the Chicago Policy Review. In the summer of 2017, Ahsan was an Open Cities Fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a DC nonprofit advocating open data and government transparency. Since graduating in 2018, he has worked as an associate consultant for ZS Consulting in New Jersey.
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.