Refugee Conference VT April 2020

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 University (Jordan)

Date: April 7 - 8, 2020

Location: Al-Hussein Bin Talal University

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.


If members of UCN have research that is relevant to the topic and would like to present their findings, please contact Dr. Renad Abbadi (, Dr. Muddather (, or Dr. GeorgetaPourchot (

Presentations for this conference should be offered in the following format: 1. context and research question, 2. methodology, 3. data set, 4. findings, 5. policy recommendations arising from findings.