Refugee Integration: Developing a New Paradigm

October 13, 2016

Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul and Columbia Global Centers | Amman are organizing a workshop and public panel on campus on October 13-14, 2016 that will bring together Columbia faculty in mutual conversations with practitioners from the Middle East. The group will discuss the current response plan to the refugee crisis, with a focus on Syria, and offer their expertise on addressing the gap between humanitarian response and development in the context of refugee assistance.

Debating policy on this issue will be an opportunity to leverage Columbia University expertise to explore a new paradigm of refugee integration in host countries beyond relief and temporary settlement, and identify a framework that responds to this global crisis with a long-term development vision.