The countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) endure a paradox. They have a highly educated labor force but a large pool of unemployed youth. Whether this contradiction results from…

Lili Mottaghi |

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, the number of megacities is growing rapidly. Today there are 37 cities worldwide with populations of greater than 10 million, and 84 with populations…

Philip E. Karp, Peter Ellis, Barjor Mehta |

[[tweetable]]How fast is your city growing? The answer may depend on where you live.[[/tweetable]] There are the booming megacities such as Tokyo, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Then there are cities that…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Paula Restrepo Cadavid |

Chacun sait qu’un conflit grève lourdement l’économie d’un pays : destruction massive des infrastructures et des logements, perturbation des échanges commerciaux, des transports et de la…

Shanta Devarajan, Lili Mottaghi |

Everyone agrees that conflicts impose huge costs on economies, including massive destruction of infrastructure and housing, disruption of trade, transport and production, not to mention the loss…

Shanta Devarajan, Lili Mottaghi |

هناك إجماع على أن الصراعات تكبد الاقتصاد خسائر باهظة، من بينها الدمار الواسع الذي يصيب البنية التحتية والمساكن، وتعطيل التجارة والنقل والإنتاج، ناهيك عن الخسائر في الأرواح والمعاناة البشرية…

شانتا ديفاراجان, ليلي متقي |

يأتي اليوم العالمي للاجئين مرةً واحدةً كل عام، لكن القضايا التي يُقصَد منه إبرازها وتسليط الضوء عليها هي شاغل يومي للبنان. ولأن لبنان يستضيف أكبر عدد من اللاجئين في العالم قياسا على عدد سكانه، فإن…

Noah Yarrow |

Une fois par an, on célèbre la Journée mondiale des réfugiés, mais les raisons pour lesquelles cette journée a été instaurée sont, pour le Liban, un défi de tous les jours. Ce pays est celui qui…

Noah Yarrow |

Syrian refugee children at Za’atari Camp, Jordan Photo credit: Aaka Pande, March 15, 2017 March 15, 2017. She looked at me curiously, sipping on her juice box. Her pink sweater in contrast to her…

Aakanksha H Pande |

Turkey is a transcontinental country, with territory contiguously spanning two continents. It is bordered by eight countries and is circled by sea on three sides. The international airport in…

Prof. Dr. Recep Akdağ |