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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement has been postponed to January 20-22, 2022. The conference will still take place at the Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia.
The Center solicits the submission of papers on the collection and analysis of microdata on forcibly displaced populations and their hosts.
The 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will have a particular – albeit not exclusive – focus on research on internally displaced persons. The choice of the conference venue is therefore not accidental. Colombia has endured over 60 years of protracted conflict and has the highest number of internally displaced persons in the world. Moreover, there is a track record of policies, program design, and academic research related to the humanitarian and development responses to the displacement crisis in Colombia. The Colombian experience can be informative to promote new research and gather attention on emerging scholarship on this topic from around the world.
The conference will be held in English and will include both in person and virtual presentations, to accommodate speakers’ preferences.