Analyst, Power Vacuums Program, Human Security Unit
Alice Hickson is an Analyst for the Power Vacuums program in the Human Security unit at the New Lines Institute.
Prior to joining New Lines, Alice served as the Joseph S. Nye Jr. Intern for the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she co-authored a report on Aligning U.S.-Israeli Cooperation on Technology Issues and China. She previously interned with the Council on Foreign Relations’ editorial team where her research on modern Sunni-Shia tensions and DACA’s constitutionality is featured on their website. During her time studying in Jordan, she conducted independent research for her thesis on Palestinian refugees and the right of return.
Alice holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University. She tweets at @_alicehickson.
Tunisia's recent reversal of democratic freedoms under the presidency of Kais Saied has raised concerns about the country's democracy and stability.
Millions of Ukrainian refugees are returning home, even though it might not be safe to do so. Alice Hickson writes that stronger social support and more flexible policies in host countries would make it easier for these refugees to remain abroad until the return home is less risky. For its part, the United States could do more with its aid to refugees to make premature repatriation less likely.
In this episode of “Roamings and Reflections,” Mercy Corps Senior Policy Advisor Yasmin Faruki joins host Alice Hickson to share what she's learned from her travels to Yemen and her work directing humanitarian policy efforts on there.
In just two months, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused one of the largest humanitarian challenges since World War II.