"Conditional Hospitality: A Research Design on the Relationship Between International Aid and Attitudes toward Refugees"
Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University
Ahmet Akbiyik, PhD Candidate in Political Economy and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
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Melani Cammett is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Government Department and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Her books include The Oxford Handbook on Politics in Muslim Societies (co-edited with Pauline Jones, Oxford University Press, 2022), Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon (Cornell University Press 2014), which won the American Political Science Association (APSA) Giovanni Sartori Book Award and the Honorable Mention for the APSA Gregory Luebbert Book Award; A Political Economy of the Middle East (co-authored with Ishac Diwan, Alan Richards, and John Waterbury, 2015); The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare in the Global South (co-edited with Lauren Morris MacLean, Cornell University Press 2014), which received the Honorable Mention for the ARNOVA book award; and Globalization and Business Politics in North Africa (Cambridge University Press 2007). Her research explores post-conflict identity politics, development, migration, and authoritarianism, primarily in the Middle East. She is currently working on a book project, Toleration, which explores how people live together after violence, focusing on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland.
Ahmet Akbiyik is a third-year PhD Candidate in the Political Economy and Government program at Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests lie in migration, social cohesion and social media. He studies how citizens’ exposure to different types of media outlets shapes their attitudes and behaviors toward refugees. His research also explores the effects of social media on social cohesion and migration. His geographical areas of interest are Europe and Turkey.