Forced Migration in Times of COVID-19: Insights from the Field

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18 Dec

Forced Migration in Times of COVID-19: Insights from the Field

December, 18
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue: Online

Forced Migration in Times of COVID-19: Insights from the Field




  • Dr. Fouad Fouad, MD

    American University of Beirut; Lebanon

    Co-Director of the Refugee Health Program at the Global Health Institute, AUB

    Dr. Fouad is Associate Professor of Public Health Practice at the Faculty of Health and Sciences at AUB and Co-Director of the Refugee Health Program at GHI. His current research focuses on the forced displaced population with a special interest in the Syrian
    refugee crisis, as well as the impact of this crisis on the health and well-being of the Syrian population. Dr. Fouad is also Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several projects related to health in protracted and armed conflicts. He served as a commissioner in two Lancet Commissions: the AUB-Lancet Commission on Syria and the crises in global governance, health and aid and the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health. Dr. Fouad in author of more than 70 articles, Op-eds and reports published in top journals including the Lancet, PloS, BMJ, Conflict and Health, SS&M and NYT. He is currently the Country Principle Investigator of a project on “Health System Research in Fragile and Shock-Prone (FASP) settings”.

    His personal experience as both a medical doctor and a displaced person has led Dr. Fouad to a unique understanding of the physical and psychological trauma that displacement has on refugees.

    Dr. Fouad is also a poet. He has published a collection of poetry in Arabic and English. His poems were translated and have appeared in different poetry magazines. His last poetry book “Once Upon a Time in Aleppo” was published at Hippocrates Press in London in 2020. His sessions on Poetry for the University for Seniors at AUB are always among the most sought-after among the UfS’ members.
  • Lisa Morris

    Ministry of Health, Jordan

    Learning Advisor, Humanitarian Leadership Academy

    Lisa Morris is a learning adviser at the Humanitarian Leadership Academy (part of Save the Children UK). Lisa leads the Academy’s Learning Design Service where she works with partner organisations to design and deliver learning solutions to meet a range of humanitarian learning needs. She has experience designing and delivering a range of innovative learning solutions in the humanitarian and development sectors, including online serious games, massive open online courses, blended learning packages, and live webinars. Lisa emphasises social learning in her approach, and has run co-creation projects and facilitated collaboration across platforms and regions. With a particular focus on capacity strengthening and localisation, Lisa also develops accessible resources to support partners and learners to employ good practice in their own learning design.