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Hana Jaber
Hana Jaber is Senior Fellow at Arab Reform Initiative. She is in charge of the scientific follow-up and team coordination of the projects developed by ARI. 
 
She has been associate researcher at Chaire d’Histoire du Monde arabe contemporain at Colllège de France (2010-2016), where she was in charge of the annual international conferences in partnership with Moulay Hisham Foundation and Fondation Hugot, related to the Arab uprisings. 
 
From 2006 to 2008, Hana Jaber has been scientific coordinator of the Institut du Monde Contemporain at Collège de France. She was the scientific coordinator of bilateral or multilateral projects between six major chairs:  Political philosophy Rationality and Social Sciences, Economy, Anthropology, International Comparative Law, and History of Contemporary Arab world). In this respect, she coordinated several international conferences held in Paris, where major issues were addressed: governance, public goods, civil wars, terrorism. 
 
From 1996 up to 2004, she has been researcher at the IFPO-CERMOC in Amman. There, she held the position of scientific secretary of contemporary studies between 2000 and 2004. She directed a four years’ research program on migrations in the Middle East, coordinated regional programs, and developed cooperation with local, regional and international partners. 
 
Hana Jaber’s current research concerns are population movements and related issues. She is now developing a new fieldwork about Syrian exodus. She completed a Master Degree in philosophy at Nice and Lyon III university, and a PhD in modern history at Sorbonne. Her PhD topic was about urban and social identity in Palestinian refugees’ camps in Jordan. She also made extensive research about labor migrations in the Middle East, domestic workers’ recruitment networks, and gender-related issues. 
 
She is the co-editor of two books:  Terrorisme, Histoire et Droit (with Mireille Delmas-Marty and Henry Laurens, CNRS, 2010) and Migrants and Migrations au Moyen-Orient au tournant du XXième siècle (with France Métral, IFPO, 2005).  She also translated several novels from Arabic to French.  
 
Hana Jaber is member of the steering committee of the Program “Solidarity Migrants” at Fondation de France. She has been member of OrientXXI editorial board since 2013, and responsible for the Arabic page between 2014 and December 2016. 
 

Writer's Publications

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Mapping the Syrian Diaspora: A Global Player in the Reconstruction of Syria

Before 2011, the Syrian diaspora worldwide was estimated at 18 million people who migrated over more than a century and have mostly contributed actively to their host communities. This old diaspora has...

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Blessed Investors and Cursed Refugees: A Reading of Syrian Presence in Jordan

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This paper addresses the dynamics generated, since 2011, by the influx of 673000 people who have fled the repression of the Syrian regime,...

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The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Movement: From Pillar of Monarchy to Enemy of the State

In this new research paper, Hana Jaber outlines the history of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood and its transformation to a political force, and identifies the unexpected developments the group has experienced in an...

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Jordan: protests, opposition politics and the Syrian crisis
Jordan: protests, opposition politics and the Syrian crisis

The Syrian conflict has brought new threats, new refugees and a new wave of political uncertainty to a country already struggling to manage the political upheaval of the Arab Spring. Set against the backdrop of shifting domestic and...