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Rebeccah N. Lane

M.S. Candidate

Hi Y'all:

My name is Rebeccah Lane and I am a M.S. Candidate of International Development with The Payson Program for Global Development at Tulane Law. 

I am originally from Virginia and received my B.S. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Virginia. During my undergraduate career, I cultivated a strong interest in comparative politics and economics, with particular interest in the Middle East and North Africa. As my interest in the region gained intensity, so did the Arab Spring. Therefore, most of my undergraduate research was primarily focused on political movements, globalization, and the like for the MENA region.

As my enthusiasm for learning has grown since starting the Payson program in 2014, I have begun to widen my interests to include that of the role of migration in the development of the Middle East and North Africa. Refugee/Migration issues, as well as the legal policy and programming that is entailed, is where I find my current passion to be most keen. I have participated in Payson courses that focus on these issues, such as the Ethiopia Summer Institute 2015. Currently, I am an intern with Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement of New Orleans, an opportunity I was afforded due to skills garnered with the Payson program.

Primary Classification: 
  • B.S. Political Science, The University of Virginia at Wise. 2014
  • B.S. International Relations, The University of Virginia at Wise, 2014
Selected Publications: 
  • Globalization and the Emergence of Modern and Postmodern Universalist Ideologies in the Greater Middle East. 2014. The University of Virginia.  An independent cooperative research on the effect of globalization on ideologies and ideological movements in the greater Middle East
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