M.A. students raise funds to support education for refugees

While the Syrian conflict has been ongoing for several years, it came into particularly sharp focus over the summer, with images of refugees on rafts and lined up at border crossings splashed across Western media outlets on a daily basis.

The situation sparked many conversations at the Jackson Institute, where a group of students organized the “Yale for Refugees” group to brainstorm ways to leverage Yale resources to help.

Stephanie Leutert and Nitsan Shakked, both second-year students in Jackson’s MA in Global Affairs program, were among the organizers.