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
Avi Ahuja is a second-year MPP student at Harris Public Policy, where he works as a research assistant for Pearson Institute Director James Robinson and for Pearson Faculty Affiliate Raul Sánchez de la Sierra. In the summer of 2020, he completed a research internship with Upland Advisors, a sustainable peacebuilding advisory nonprofit.
Prior to his time at the University of Chicago, Avi Ahuja worked with the World Bank in Lusaka, Zambia as a consultant on agribusiness and trade projects for a development impact evaluation research group. Previously, he worked as a monitoring and evaluation consultant for German aid agency Welthungerhilfe and as a senior research associate at Innovations for Poverty Action, both in Monrovia, Liberia. He has also worked as a research associate with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Odisha, India and as a consultant with International Innovation Corps in New Delhi, India.
Ahuja holds a BSc in finance from the University of Delhi and a postgrad diploma in liberal arts from Ashoka University. He speaks Hindi.
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.