Mr. Betare (Bitari), holds a Masters in Political Sociology, and worked as a program coordinator in Support of Iraqi refugees in Syria at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and Danish Red Cross (DRC). Mr. Betare also worked as a freelance reporter with NPR and an interpreter to McClatchy in Lebanon, and has written widely in many Arabic journals such as al’Safir, al’Hayat, and other websites. His last report on Syrian-Palestinian refugees was published in the Journal of Palestinian studies. Mr. Betare also worked as a program coordinator for the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), focusing on increasing the capacity of Syrian civil society to defend human rights. Mr. Betare has also been asked to speak at numerous events discussing the plight of Syrian-Palestinians, including the Annual World Bank meeting in 2013, the UN – Headquarters in New York City, Tokyo, Japan and at a variety of universities around the United States.
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