Scott, Emily



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International Relations


Comparative Politics


Joseph Wong

Scott, Emily


INGO Intervention in New Humanitarian Space


Emily K. M. Scott is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto. She studies why organizations choose to intervention or non-intervention for the purpose of humanitarian assistance, with particular focus on responses to refugee health needs after the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. As a Fulbright Award Winner, Emily Scott works with Dr. Michael Barnett at George Washington University where she is a Visiting Scholar the Institute for Middle East Studies. She is a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a Trudeau Centre Fellow, and a Research Affiliate at the American University of Beirut. Ms. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto. She has worked in humanitarianism with organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency’s Afghanistan Task Force, the UNDP in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Carter Center in South Sudan, and Doctors Without Borders in Canada.

Research Interests

International non-governmental organizations, non-state governance, humanitarianism, conflict and crisis, intervention, health, the Middle East region.

Previous Degrees

Bachelor of Arts from McGill University (Joint Honours in Political Science and Middle East Studies, with Distinction)
Master of Arts from the University of Toronto (International Relations and Political Science)