Merissa Khurma is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS) and a 2016 Harvard Mason Fellow. She has worked in international relations and security analysis, diplomacy, gender development, fiscal reform, workforce development and the Syrian refugee crisis. Merissa served as Director of the Office of HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and as Press Attache and Director of the Jordan Information Bureau at the Embassy in Washington, DC.
This article is being published in collaboration with Harvard’s Kennedy School Review. A Jordanian woman in the Northeastern city of Mafraq had been nagging her husband for weeks to ...On June 20, 2016 / By Merissa Khurma
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