Showcase: A Joule in the Life of a Refugee

Sponsored by Columbia SIPA Students

Thursday, April 28

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Location: Room 802, International Affairs Building,

420 West 118th St, New York, NY 10027


As the number of refugees continues to rise globally, research on the provision and economics of energy access in refugee camps is much needed but remains understudied. Providing adequate energy access is difficult in a displacement context, where political challenges, a shortage of energy specialists in the field, and limited private sector investment are a few of the many factors that prevent substantial improvements from reaching refugees. 

Project Joule is a group of four female SIPA students who traveled in March 2016 to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon to explore this issue. You are cordially invited to join their showcase presentation where they will discuss their observations in addition to a photo exhibit.

Registration is required to attend the event. To register, click here.

Note that the event will start promptly at 1PM. Food will be provided by Eat Offbeat - a social enterprise that offers authentic ethnic food prepared and delivered by refugees in New York and Manhattan.

More information is available here.