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Nora Stel is a Research Fellow at Maastricht School of Management and PhD Candidate at the Center of Conflict Studies at Utrecht University.

Her research is focused on the relations between Palestinian and Lebanese authorities in unofficial Palestinian refugee camps in Southern Lebanon. In order to grasp the subject in all its complexity, Nora felt the need to carry out field research. With the different cuts in the education sector in the Netherlands, Nora’s university could not justify such expenses.

Through a Travel Scholarship from the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation, Nora was able to travel to Lebanon, live and experience the camp. She was also able to develop a working relationship with the American University of Beirut and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs. This is the academic paper that was published as a result

If you wish to follow Nora please check out her blog