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A. Nurit McBride was a PhD research fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions in 2014-2017; with Prof. Deborah Shmueli and Prof. Nurit Kliot serving as her advisers. Mrs McBride’s dissertation considers the efficacy of International Refugee Law in the Developing World through an examination of Protracted Refugee Situations in Kenya, the DRC, Thailand, and Pakistan. Nurit received a MSc. in Desert Studies with a specialisation in Environmental Studies from the Albert Katz International School at Ben Gurion University. She also holds B.As in International Affairs & Diplomacy and Political Science. Mrs McBride has worked in the field for several international refugee and development programs, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia before deciding to continue her studies at the Center. Along with her research, Nurit serves as an adviser and board of directors member for several charities advocating for asylum seekers in Israel.