Speaker bio: Dr Ghassan Baliki

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) 2022 conference:  
Strengthening evidence use during the pandemic and beyond

Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 March

Register here: cedil2022.eventbrite.co.uk

Speaker biography: Dr Ghassan Baliki

Dr Ghassan Baliki, Programme Director: Welfare, International Security & Development Centre (ISDC)


Dr. Ghassan Baliki is the Director of the Welfare Research Program at ISDC and a Research Associate at the Development Economics and Food Security research group at IGZ. His current research focuses on the interlinkages between violent conflict and human welfare at the micro-level, with particular focus on food security and nutrition. His methodological areas of expertise include experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations, spatial analysis, and machine learning. In the past five years, he has conducted large-scale rigorous impact evaluations in emergency settings such as in Northeast Nigeria, South Sudan and Syria. Ghassan obtained his PhD in 2017 from the Humboldt-University of Berlin, where he studied the microdynamics of the Syrian conflict using spatio-temporal event data. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and has worked as consultant for the EU, GIZ and the World Bank.