The International Studies Program will be honored to host Shelly Culbertson, a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, for a lecture on the education of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. Holding an MA from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Culbertson co-led a multi-year effort to advise the Ministry of Education of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq on improving its K-12 and vocational education systems. Prior to joining RAND, Culbertson worked as a Foreign Affairs Officer on the Turkey Desk for the U.S. Department of State. She has a book in press on trends shaping the Middle East, to be published in 2016 by St Martin’s Press, and has agreed to take questions on this subject as well.
This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in conjunction with International Education Week.