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.
Ramin Kohanteb/The Pearson Institute
Research and Policy
Lina Haddad Kreidie
Visiting Assistant Professor
Lebanese American University
Lina Haddad Kreidieis an Assistant Professor and the Academic Director of the NEA/AC Middle East Initiative for Gender Studies Scholarship program at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Kreidie holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in political Psychology from the University of CA, Irvine. Kreidie is a research consultant on Women’s Empowerment for Intisar Foundation-NGO. Kreidie is a Jerome and Hazel Tobis fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality; University of CA, Irvine: She also served for ten years-2012- 2021 as a Council Member of theUniversity of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Dr. Kreidie’s research interest is mainly on the Middle East Region, with a focus on marginalized communities -mainly displaced and refugee women, and on gender and public policy.
Dr. Kreidie’s publications include:
“Drama therapy as a mental health intervention for women in the shatila refugee camp, Lebanon.”Intervention, The Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, 2022 Volume : 20 - 1 : 58-64
“The Power of Theater Expression and Communication: A Psychological Therapeutical Intervention in a Refugee Camp: An IPA Study into the Narratives of Women Refugees’ Experience with Drama Therapy.” Psychology Research, January 2020 Vol. 10
“Jordan’s interest in a Stable Syria.” Sada. Carnegie Foundation for Peace,” August 23, 2018.
“Living with Ongoing Political Trauma: The Prevalence and Impact of PTSD among Syrian Refugees.” Psychology Research. 2016
“The Role of non- Governmental Organizations in Tackling Sectarianism and Extremism in Lebanon: Track Two Diplomacy and Good Governance. “Middle East Review of Public Administration (MERPA); Spring 2016, Vol. (2)
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.