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About the Commission

The Lancet-AUB Commission on Syria: Health in Conflict is hosted at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB).  The FHS and AUB are well positioned to examine the Syria crisis in light of their regional position, global outreach and ongoing ​involvement in the Syria crisis on the policy, practice and research fronts.

Three CO-Chairs lead the LCS:
    • ​Iman Nuwayhid, Professor and Dean of  Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), American University of Beirut (AUB) 
    • Jennifer Leaning, Professor and Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University 
    • Samer Jabbour, Associate Professor of Public Health Practice at FHS/AUB who also serves as Commission Convener.  

The Commission is multidisciplinary. Commissioners include thought-leaders, academics, researchers and practitioners. 

The Commission has six Thematic Groups which include, in addition to Commissioners, external experts and researchers to enrich and inform the work.  

An International Secretariat, based at FHS/AUB, comprising a Research and Documentation Team (RDT) and an Administrative & IT team, runs the day-to-day work. ​

The Commission is supported by several centers at AUB and collaborates with global centers with expertise in specific issues of interest. The Commission engages a regional and global network of thought leaders, researchers, and experts and convenes consultations with these circles to broaden its reach and collaboration and to inform and support its work. 

 A number of graduate students at the American University of Beirut ​support the Commission's Secretariat as research volunteers and as members of the administrative team. 

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