4th Conference of the Alliance of Lead Universities on Migration (ALUM)
Conference hosted by the American University of Beirut (AUB)Organized by AUB's Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, the Alliance of Lead Universities on Migration, the LSE Institute of Global Affairs, and the AUB4Refugees Initiative
Date: November 6 - 7, 2017
Location: Olayan School of Business – Maamari Auditorium (AUB Lower Campus)
With this conference, members of the Alliance of Lead Universities on Migration (ALUM) aim to present and deliberate the critical role that universities can play in the current refugee crisis in Lebanon, and how they can ameliorate the situation of refugees by providing realistic ideas and policy proposals to the multiple challenges refugees face in their current predicament. We will be focusing on the implications of the ongoing challenging political context related to the current migration/displacement of so many people, and how the current public perception has been evolving over the years. We will also focus on the various health challenges facing refugees, including nutrition and basic healthcare provision. A crucial point that will be discussed is education, and the challenges refugees face in accessing primary, secondary, and tertiary education. Lastly, we will explore the role the private sector can play in job creation for those that are displaced.
- To access OSB Maamari Auditorium, kindly enter through gate G66 and walk to building 0566. Click here for AUB Map
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