Professor, Researcher, and Policy Innovator in Lebanon
Nasser Yassin is an Associate Professor of Policy and Planning at the Health Management & Policy Department at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He was the Director of Research of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs between 2014-2020 & served as the Institute’s Interim Director in 2019-2020.
He founded in 2020 the Lebanon Crisis Observatory to track the repercussions of the crises & to provide evidence and systematic analysis of various facets of the crises hitting the country. He co-chairs the AUB4Refugees Initiative that brings together faculty in AUB responding to refugee crises.
He holds a PhD from University College London (UCL), an MSc from London School of Economics (LSE), and an MSc and BSc from the AUB. His research and practice interests are in development planning and policymaking in fragile and transition states. He researches and works on policy and social innovation especially in areas of refugee, youth & health policies, and programs. He is the author of more than 50 internationally published peer-reviewed articles and books. His work on the Syrian refugee crisis has been featured in many media channels including Al-Jazeera, BBC, The Economist, New York Times, and Deutsche Welle – among others.
Specialties: Policy analysis; Strategic Planning for the public sector, Development Planning in Countries in Transition; Refugee Policy; Social Policy; Programme and Outcome Evaluation