Nora Jasmin Ragab is a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT/MGSoG. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Development from MGSoG/United Nations University with a specialization in Migration Studies. Her main research interest lies in the area of migration and development, with a focus on diaspora mobilisation in conflict settings. The aim of her PhD project is to provide a broader understanding of the role and contribution of diasporas to conflicts and peace building in the country of origin by using the Syrian diaspora as a case. Moreover, she has been involved in a number of migration related research projects.