Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the…
Charles M. Simpson
As a visiting fellow, Charles provides research guidance to the Refugees in Towns (RIT) Project. Previously, he was the Program Administrator of RIT, co-leading this global participatory study on refugee integration. In this role, he developed the project’s methodology, case studies, and developed and managed relationships with local researchers and a network of expert advisors.
Charles has expertise in social resilience, migration policy, urban studies, and qualitative field research. Prior to joining the center, Charles was Assistant Director of the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS), a Carnegie Corporation project. At BCARS he managed policy analysis, field research teams, workshops, and conferences on the Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East, Turkey, the Balkans, the EU, and the U.S. He has also worked with the International Institute of Education in Amman, Jordan and Muscat, Oman, and with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Charles holds an M.S. in security and resilience studies, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in international affairs, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University.