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PhD Students

Ziad Al Achkar, PhD Student

Ziad Al Achkar


Ziad Al Achkar is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. His research focuses on the use of digital technologies in support of peacebuilding and humanitarian action, and the evolving relationship with the private technology sector. In particular, Ziad researches how the pursuit of Legibility shapes and influences the behavior of humanitarian organizations. Before starting his Ph.D., he co-founded the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative to focus on the use of Information Communication Technologies in conflict analysis and support of humanitarian operations. At BEP, Ziad will be gathering evidence of effective war prevention strategies, developing related BEP partnerships, and building the BEP resource library for practitioners, donors, policy makers, and scholars.

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