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Harvard University | Sat Feb 11, 2017
Mahmoud Hariri is a Syrian trauma surgeon who is a Harvard Scholar at Risk working on ways to improve medical training in Syria. He plans to return to the country when his Harvard term is up.⠀ ⠀ In Aleppo, Hariri helped coordinate an underground network of physicians and makeshift hospitals, safe houses filled with supplies where doctors can perform emergency surgeries. Here at Harvard, he is helping others gain the experience they need to become doctors in his war-ravaged country, where skilled medical professionals are increasingly rare. He is focused on developing the medical school arm of the new Free Aleppo University.⠀ ⠀ “Fighting extremism starts from education,” he said, “not from the fight. I believe that education is the key to freedom, self-dignity, development, and getting rid of all extremism. For that reason, I am working on this with my friends.”⠀ ⠀ #Harvard