CID Speaker Series presents Reshmaan N. Hussam, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Reshma will discuss the psychosocial impacts of gainful employment in the Rohingya refugee camps.
Why does employment generate psychosocial value beyond income alone? Is engaging in productive activity enough, or does one need to be paid for it? And how is this mediated by one's social identity in the household - namely one’s role as a husband or a wife? This talk will explore this question in the Rohingya refugee camps, the largest refugee camps in the world, and a setting in which pervasive unemployment and strong gender norms characterize daily refugee experience. In a recent study, Reshma and her co-authors found that gainful employment delivers psychosocial benefits above and beyond both cash alone and volunteering alone.
This is a hybrid event open virtually to the public and in-person at the Harvard Kennedy School for members of the Harvard Community. Lunch will be served.
Harvard Students can also register to take part in an in-person, roundtable career chat from 1:00-2:00pmET with Reshma after her talk. Registration is required and will close once the room hits capacity.
Speakers and Presenters
Reshmaan N. Hussam, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School