Alexander Burlin

Alexander Burlin

Alexander Burlin

Alexander Burlin

Alexander Burlin is a Research Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi working on forced displacement, legal protection, and the humanitarian-development nexus in the Arab World. He has previously worked as a research consultant on refugee law and policy and as an adviser in humanitarian affairs and migration at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN. He received his B.A. in Arab Crossroads studies, summa cum laude, from NYU Abu Dhabi, with a minor in Arabic studies.

Selected publications

The Question of Palestine in the times of COVID-19: Position paper on the situation for Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestine and Syria (Amman: Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development, 2020).

“Theorizing Development Challenges in the Syrian Refugee Response in Jordan: Interests, Management, and Accountability,” Journal of Identity and Migration, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 2020): 117–133.

Refugee Protection in Jordan: Mapping the Legal & Policy Environment for Non-Palestinian Refugees (Amman: Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development, 2020).

“Empowerment through Development? Towards a Political Critique of the ‘Jordan Compact’,”    Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Summer 2019): 123–136.

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