Dr. Mustapha Jazar
Founder and President, Lebanese Association for Scientific Research (LASeR)
Dr. Jazar is a professor in the mathematics department at Lebanese University in Tripoli, Lebanon. In 2008 he founded the Lebanese Association for Scientific Research (LASeR), and in 2013 LASeR created an academic programme for refugees in Lebanon. The Scholarships for Syrians programme has provided undergraduate scholarships for hundreds of young refugees, plus some master's degree scholarships to train teachers. Dr. Jazar has published three books and more than 50 research papers in peer-reviewed publications. He has guided the work of more than 25 master's degree students and 26 PhD students. He has made more than 30 visits to more than 20 foreign universities. He was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2016, a prestigious honour for leading social entrepreneurs.