UNHCR’s Amit Sen to visit as Kenan Practitioner in Residence

Amit Sen, The UN Refugee Agency’s Regional Protection Officer on Statelessness for the Middle East and North Africa, will be a Kenan Practitioner in Residence with the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics the first three weeks of April. Sen has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2007. His current focus is on promoting the rights and security of children displaced by the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. Mr. Sen previously covered the Asia-Pacific region for UNHCR as a Regional Protection Officer based in Bangkok, Thailand. He also adjudicated asylum claims for UNHCR in Turkey, and later served as UNHCR’s Protection Officer in Nepal, where he worked on Constitutional reform and refugee protection. You can learn more about Sen and his work on our Profiles in Human Rights page.

While at Duke University, Sen will conduct a three-part dinner seminar series open to graduating seniors, graduate and professional students Wednesday April 6, Monday April 11, and Wednesday April 20, as well as participate in an event in the Conversations in Human Rights series focused on Shari’a and the promotion of nationality rights and gender equity in the Middle East and North Africa. Stay tuned to the DHRC at KIE website for other events and full details.