From the Editors
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Bassem Hafez is a doctoral student in political science at the University of Calgary, Canada. Previously he was a public affairs officer at the Embassy of Canada in Egypt. He spent five years analyzing protest movements in Egypt at both the Canadian and Korean Embassies. Hafez worked as the Arts and Culture coordinator for the youth-led NGO Nahdet El Mahrousa and has been active in human rights NGOs throughout his graduate studies at the American University in Cairo where he earned a Masters in political science. Hafez is also a drummer who played with and managed many bands in Egypt since the mid-1990s.
“As Syrian refugee camps fill up in all neighboring countries, more refugees either move out of camps to live in cities or the camps become integrated with the towns surrounding them. The increasing presence of Syrian refugees in cities forces us to reconsider the ‘crisis’ from the point of view of the urban.”click | email | tweet