The Refugee Integration in Local Communities: Lessons Learned from International Case Studies An International Conference, co-sponsored by Virginia Tech (USA) and Al-Hussein Bin Talal, has been postponed until further notice.
Researchers from Canada, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon and the United States present policy papers based on their research into how refugees around the world resettle and integrate - or not - into their new communities.
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Conference on Innovative and Transformation Ideas to Improve the Development and Policy Response to Forced Displacement
Virginia Tech, 4-7 June 2019
Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute (VT-LCI) is hosting a Conference on Innovative and Transformation Ideas to Improve the Development and Policy Response to Forced Displacement that will draw over 60 participants from 12 Universities from across the globe, scholars, development practitioners and non-governmental institutions. The conference will take place on 4-6 June 2019 at Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, and on 7 June 2019 at Virginia Tech’s Research Center in Arlington, Virginia.
The Conference is a collaborative effort among Outreach and International Affairs, the Center of International Research and Education (CIRED) and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Virginia Tech, the US Embassy in Jordan and HRH Office of the Crown Prince of the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The objectives of the conference are to conduct working sessions on proposals for innovative and transformational ideas that can improve the development response in the broader context of sustainable development, to identify potential research collaboration with members of the US-Jordan UCN, and to discuss Virginia Tech’s International Refugee Research Project.
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About UCN NetWork
The United States - Jordanian University Cooperation Network was recently established by the signing of a UCN Charter by 16 U.S. Jordanian Universities, with more universities expected to join UCN in the near future. UCN aims to strengthen strategic and long term cooperation among U.S and Jordanian universities to advance joint research, expand academic exchanges, and strengthen the quality of higher education and research in both countries.