Lama Kabbanji is a researcher at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), based in Paris and attached to the Population and Development Center (CEPED). Her research focuses on migration policies and student and scientific mobility. She is co-leader of the ‘Migration, Power, Development’ axis of CEPED as well as the MobElites Observatory. Assigned to Lebanon from 2013 to 2017, she was interested in the economical and political issues of the governance of forced migrations from Syria, in the use of numbers in the implemented policies and in the routes of refugees from Syria to Lebanon. For more information, see: http://www.ceped.org/fr/membres/chercheurs-enseignants-chercheurs/article/kabbanji-lama.