Dr. Justin Bibee (Morocco) to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

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Justin Bibee (Morocco 2014–16)

Justin Bibee is assistant director of Refugee Resettlement at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island. In this capacity, he oversees Rhode Island’s largest refugee resettlement effort.

Leveraging his profound expertise and rich background in refugee assistance, he leads a dedicated team of resettlement case managers, serving as the primary point of contact for refugees arriving in Rhode Island.

On May 11 Justin will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Rhode Island College,

Bibee is also a Global Fellow (’24) at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies at Brown University, where he actively engages in collaborative interdisciplinary research addressing the root causes of human rights abuses and seeking viable solutions to the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.

His commitment and achievements in the field of refugee resettlement earned him a Providence Business News 40 Under Forty Award in 2022.

He collaborated with R.I. Gov. Dan McKee, and Mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza. to sign proclamations establishing June 20 as World Refugee Day in Providence and across the State of Rhode Island.

A native Rhode Islander, Bibee holds an associate degree from the Community College of Rhode Island, a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Rhode Island College, a master’s degree from the School for International Training in Vermont and a Ph.D. from the Durban University of Technology in South Africa.

He also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2014 to 2016 and speaks Darija, a Moroccan dialect of Arabic.

He has also published Human Rights. They Matter, and  Expanding Access to Finance in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp: From Conceptualization to Implementation

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