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Jesse Marks is a Middle East analyst and researcher specializing in humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, refugee repatriation in the Syrian conflict. He has several years of on-the-ground experience of researching, working, and living in Jordan as a Boren Scholar (Jordan), Fulbright Fellow at the Jordan Center for Strategic Studies, and a Scoville Fellow at the DC-based Stimson Center. He has previously worked at UNHCR, Migration Policy Institute, and Refugees International (consultant). His graduate research explored humanitarian exploitation in the Syrian conflict through the University of Cambridge’s Mphil in International Relations and Politics. Marks is currently Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China studying China-Syrian relations. His work has been published with Washington Post, Carnegie Middle East, Foreign Affairs, Atlantic Council, and more.


I am interested in the intersection of forced migration, refugee repatriation, and humanitarian access in civil wars. My ongoing research explores the questions of reconstruction, development, and human development in countries emerging from violent conflict.

Middle East Analyst, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
Formerly, University of Cambridge
Mr Jesse  Marks

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