Media Coverage/Press

41st Annual UNIS UN Conference

İtiraz Et, Hayal Kur, İlerle! | Selçuk R. Şirin | TEDxIstanbul

JOURNALISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS (INTERNATIONAL):

Ozer, S., & Sirin, S. R. (2013, April 30). Provide education and health care for the refugee children in Syria. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/finding solutions for Syria’s growing refugee crisis

I currently write a weekly, data-driven column in Turkish for the most influential newspaper in the country, Hürriyet, The newspaper is the Number 1 most visited web page in the Turkish language. http://sosyal.hurriyet.com.tr/Yazar/selcuk-sirin_530

MEDIA APPEARANCES (U.S.):

I have been invited to appear on live interviews on BBC and CNN to share my work on Syrian refugees.
BBC: (2016, February 16). Global: Refugee Mental Health.

CNN: (2013, January 2). Syrian Kids and Families Research.

SELECTED NEWS & MEDIA COVERAGES (U.S.)

My work has been covered widely in several international media and news outlets, such as CNN, BBC, PBS, The New York Times, NPR, the Guardian, Quantara (German and Arabic versions), Examiner, and International Business Times. My research has also been reviewed in the APA Monitor and in the Harvard Education Review.

Daily Sabah: (2014, November 17). Hidden wounds combatting post-traumatic stress disorder

http://www.dailysabah.com/health/2014/11/17/hidden-wounds-combatting-posttraumatic-stress-disorder

CNN: (2013, March 13). The cost of war: 2 million Syrian children afflicted by trauma, disease, malnutrition

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/13/world/meast/syria-civil-war-children/

Refugees Daily: (2013, March 13). ‘Two million children’ suffering in Syrian war: Charity blames conflict for ‘collapse in childhood’ report paints grim picture of violence and hunger. http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/refdaily?pass=52fc6fbd5&id=51402e428

BBC: (2013, March 13). Syria crisis: Children ‘recruited’ by armed groups. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-21760461

BBC: (2013, March 13). Syria’s children targeted and under fire.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-21776085

Independent: (2013, March 13). Two million children are Syria’s ‘forgotten victims’. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/two-million-children-are-syrias-forgotten-victims-8531936.html

ANSAmed. (2013, March 13). Syria: Save children, millions lose childhood to war. from http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/syria/2013/03/13/Syria-Save-Children-millions-lose-childhood-war_8389835.html

The Guardian: (2013, March 12). Syrian war has caused ‘collapse in childhood’, Save the Children warns. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/mar/13/syrian-civil-war-child-victims

Borgen Magazine: (2013, August 21). Save the Children brings hope to Syrians.  http://www.borgenmagazine.com/save-the-children-brings-hope-to-syrians/

IBTimes: (2013, March 13). Syria civil war: Two million children affected, says charity. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/syria-children-assad-rebels-damascus-charity-report-445408

Alyunaniya. (2013, March 13). Syria: 2 million children suffer from disease, trauma, malnutrition. http://www.alyunaniya.com/syria-2-million-children-suffer-from-disease-trauma-malnutrition/

United Press International: Report: 2M kids caught in Syrian conflict. (2013, March 13). http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/03/13/Report-2M-kids-caught-in-Syrian-conflict/83761363179941/

Saudi Gazette. (2013, March 14). Childhood under fire: Syria war affects generation of children. http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130314156783

Brookings. 2013, April 2). Syria’s children are in desperate need of educational aid. http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2013/04/02-syria-children-educational-aid-jalbout

International Business Times: (2013, March 13). Armed forces recruit Syrian children; many maimed, tortured, killed: Report. http://www.ibtimes.com/armed-forces-recruit-syrian-children-many-maimed-tortured-killed-report-1122547

ABC News Radio: (2014, March 14). Report: Syrian children deeply affected by conflict. http://abcnewsradioonline.com/world-news/report-syrian-children-deeply-affected-by-conflict.html

Middle East Confidential: (2013, March 13). Syrian conflict, childhood stealer. http://me-confidential.com/6833-syrian-conflict-childhood-stealer.html

PBS: Bringing the classroom to Jordan’s exploding refugee population. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/educating-syrian-refugees/

Examiner: (2013, June 22). Violence and hunger killing a generation of Syrian children. http://www.examiner.com/article/violence-and-hunger-killing-a-generation-of-syrian-children

BBC: (2013, March 13). Syrian children’s war drawings. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/21771713

The Sun: What did you draw in art class today? http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4838626/Disturbing-pictures-of-horrors-of-war-from-refugee-kids-perspective-in-Syria.html

Qantara: (2013, March 9). The emotional scars of the refugee children. https://en.qantara.de/content/syrias-civil-war-the-emotional-scars-of-the-refugee-children

NPR: (2012, December 26). Syria’s war leaves its scars on the children. http://www.npr.org/2012/12/26/167568231/syrias-war-leaves-its-scars-on-the-children

APA Monitor: September 2011. Muslims in America, post 9/11

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/09/Muslims in America

The New York Times: May 28, 2011. Can Turkey Unify the Arabs? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/weekinreview/Can Turkey unify the Arabs

Harvard Educational Review: 2008. Muslim American Youth: Understanding Hyphenated Identities through Multiple Methods. http://hepg.org/harvard-educational-review-volume-79-issue-3/muslim-american-youth

MEDIA COVERAGES (Turkey):

My views on Turkish education and politics appears frequently in Turkish media, including more than 100 interviews across all major Turkish newspapers, including Aksam, Birgun\ Cumhuriyet, Hurriyet, Milliyet, Sabah, Taraf, Yeni Safak, and Zaman. I regularly appear on Turkish TV networks, including CNNTurk, NTV, and Haberturk. I was also featured in biographies on TRT (Turkish public TV network) and on TGRT TV.