October 3, 2023

Nabil Al-Tikriti Facilitates Debates on International Humanitarian Law, Forced Migration

During this past summer, Associate Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti carried out many activities while continuing to actively serve as a member of the Board of Directors of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders USA.

For five weeks in May and June, Al-Tikriti served as a cultural facilitator/mediator on MSF’s “Bourbon Argos” ship off the Libyan coast. In the course of this period, the ship rescued well over 1,000 individuals from more than 20 countries.

While in the Mediterranean, Al-Tikriti co-authored an article with Ahmad Al Roussan addressing Turkey’s role in today’s migration movements. Entitled “Syrian and Iraqi conflicts move Turkey to the heart of Europe’s refugee crisis,” the article was carried in both the May 2015 print and digital editions of the Turkish Review, and can be accessed here: http://www.turkishreview.org/opinions/syrian-and-iraqi-conflicts-move-turkey-to-the-heart-of-europe-s-refugee-crisis_551188.

Upon return to the U.S., Al-Tikriti moderated a panel on International Humanitarian Law at the 2015 MSF USA General Assembly. Panelists included MSF’s own Francoise Saulnier and Jordan Davidoff, as well as Action Against Hunger’s Chris Lockyear and ICRC’s Philip Spoerri.