Guita Hourani

Dr. Guita G. Hourani has a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Tokyo, Japan. She is currently the Director of Carthage Center for Research and Information at the Lebanese Development Network and the Director of the Lebanese Emigration Research Center at Notre Dame University-Louaize. She is presently Country of Origin Information Expert on Lebanon for the Fahamu Refugee Programme/The Rights in Exile Programme, England, and an Expert on Citizenship with the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship, Italy.

Dr. Hourani is a recognized and reputed professional with extensive experience in migration, development, and project management. Credited for designing, leading, and implementing research projects, forming and managing multi-disciplinary teams, using mixed methods research, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, writing reports, and producing insights for projects, stakeholders, and donors. Acclaimed for successfully conducted fieldwork in an environment of insecurity, reaching out and accessing marginalized and hard-to-reach populations, and delivering quality results on time and within budget. Acknowledged for building valuable offline and online local and international networks and for maintaining them through effective communication.

Some of her selected publications include State Security and Refugees: The Kurds of Lebanon: Survival and Resilience of an Ethnic Minority, chapter in a book on Minorities in the Middle East, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, forthcoming in Fall 2021; Field Research in Environments of Insecurity: Experience from Lebanon, The Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 98, September 2019; State Security and Refugees: Operationalizing the “Ladder of Options” by the Government of Lebanon, Middle East Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 3 No. 2, June 2018; “ “Migrant Support Measures From An Employment And Skills Perspective (MISMES): Lebanon, report with Francesca Rosso, European Training Foundation (ETF), The European Union, Italy, 2017; “Assessment of The Impact of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Their Employment Profile”, tendered by the ILO, Carthage Center for Research and Information, Lebanon, 2013; “Proposal on Decent Work for Migrants in the Middle East 2012-2014 in Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland, the Lebanese Development Network, Lebanon, 2013; “Transit Migration of Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon” and “Migration Intentions of Iraqi Refugees in Lebanon” funded by the ILO, 2010; “Towards Effective Temporary Labor Migration Schemes: Report on Lebanon and Jordan” published by the Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration of the European University Institute, Italy, 2011; “Effect of Migration Policies on Human Rights in the European Neigbourhood: The Cases of Georgia, Kosovo and Lebanon”, the Directorate-General for External Policies: Policy Department, The European Parliament, 2011.