Lori Receives Award From Bahraini Government

Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, recently received an award from the Bahraini government in celebration of Bahrain’s National Day.

The award was presented to Lori by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States, Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa,  at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. 

Bahrain’s 2018 National Day celebrations focused on the role of education in enhancing Bahraini-U.S. relations for more than a century, including in all military, political, economic and cultural fields.

Noora Lori’s research broadly focuses on the political economy of migration, the development of security institutions and international migration control, and the establishment and growth of national identity systems. She is particularly interested in the study of temporary worker programs and racial hierarchies in comparative perspective. Regionally, her work examines the shifting population movements accompanying state formation in the Persian Gulf, expanding the study of Middle East politics to include historic and new connections with East Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Lori is the Founding Director of the Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking.