Marwan Khawaja

Marwan Khawaja

Chief of the Demographic and Social Statistics Section, UN-ESCWA

Marwan Khawaja is a social demographer with more than 30 years of research experience in both academic institutions and international organizations. He is currently Chief of the Demographic and Social Statistics section of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in Beirut, Lebanon. Formerly, he was Professor and the founding Director of the Center for Research on Population and Health at the American University of Beirut (2000-2008), and served on the faculty of Syracuse University, Birzeit University and Yale University. He was a co-founder and vice President of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, a Research Coordinator at Fafo (Norway), an elected Council member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) from 2010-2013, an Advisory Board member of Applied Health and Development Research Network (AHEAD), and a founding member of the Arab Council of Social Sciences and the Middle East Health Policy Forum. His current research interests revolve around Arab demography, forced migration/refugees, conflict and public health, and domestic violence.

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