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Kristin Fabbe

Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow

Harvard Business School

Dr. Kristin E. Fabbe is an Assistant Professor and Hellman Faculty Fellow at Harvard Business School in the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit. She is also faculty affiliate at the Middle East Initiative at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center, at the Harvard Center for Middle East Studies, and the Harvard Center for European Studies.  Her first book, Disciples of the State? Religion and Statebuilding in the Former Ottoman World, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2019. In her other work Kristin examines the effects and legacies of violence, refugees and migration, and state-business relations, especially as they relate to small and micro enterprises (SMEs). Towards this end she has conducted a number of large surveys in the Middle East and North Africa and has ongoing research projects in Iraq, Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.