About the Consortium


A central aim of ASPIRE is to establish a consortium of faculty committed to identifying the needs of Syrian refugees in in Jordan and Turkey in the areas of research, education, training and service.

Recognizing that the needs of refugees are multi-faceted, and that solutions will require multidisciplinary approaches, our consortium includes senior faculty across Columbia’s professional schools and departments (social work, public health, sociology, medicine, education, international affairs), who have the expertise, passion, and commitment necessary to constructively contribute to the global dialogue around successful refugee response.