October 19,2020
11:00- 13:00 Amman
Session 1: Protracted Displacement as Universal and Regional Phenomenon (Convened by the German Jordanian University)Contributions:
Dr. Mohammad Syasmeh, Yarmouk University
Mr. Dominik Bartsch, UNHCR
Mrs. Francesca Albanese, Georgetown
Panel discussion
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 2: Protracted Displacement and Higher Education in the Middle East: A Way Forward (Convened by Academics in Solidarity)Contributions:
Prof. Dr. M. Murat Erdoğan, Turkish German University
Dr. Nahed Ghazzoul, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan
Nada Saleh, Justus Liebig University Giessen
EDU-Syria student representative (tbc)
European Union representative (tbc)
October 20,2020
10:00- 12:45 Amman
Session 1: Role of Government, Civil Society and iNGOs (Convened by the Yarmouk University)Contributions:
Mr. Yaqoub Hamdan, MOL, Head of syrian refugee response department
Dr. Ibrahim Aqel, Institute for Family Health\ Noor Al Hussein Foundation
Dr. Mohammad Hourani, Jordan River Foundation
Mr. Rami Quwaider, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 2: Current Displacement Situation in the Middle EastContributions:
Dr.Ralph Wilde,UCL
Mr. Metin Çorabatır, IGAM
Ms. Aylin Dingil, IGAM
Ms. Jude Sajdi, Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation
Dr. Aida Essaid, Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation
Ms. Lana Stade, Durable Solutions Platform
Ms. Kathryn Achilles, Durable Solutions Platform
Dr. Nergis Canefe, York University
Dr. Farah Al Taji, Al-Balqa Applied University
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 3: Social Cohesion and SecurityContributions:
Mrs. Anwar Ahmad Khweleh, Jordan university of science and technology
Dr. Goleen Samari, Columbia Mailman school of public health
Ms.Trena Mukherjee, Columbia Mailman school of public health
Ms. Monette Zard, Columbia University
Dr. Ling San Lau, Columbia University
Ms.Sarah Guyer, Columbia University
Ms. Yusur Al-Salman, Independent Scholar
Mrs. Hiba Khasawneh, North Association for Sustainable Development
Dr. Qusay Khaleefah, Al-Balqa Applied University
Mr. Philipp Kuehnlein, Institute of Geography, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 4: Labor Market Integration and EntrepreneurshipContributions:
Ms. Saba Al Kuntar, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Miss. Dalia Othman, PSUT
Dr. Sigrid James, University of Kassel
Ms. Franziska Seidel, University of Kassel
Mr. Julian Trostmann, University of Kassel
Prof. Dr. Haya Al-Dajani, Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC)
Dr. Aida Essaid, Information and Research Center King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF)
Ms. Samar Abdelmageed, The British University in Egypt
17:30- 19:30 Amman
Session 5: Supporting Professional and Institutional Capacity Development in Non-regime Higher Education Institutions: Examples from Northern Syria Contributions:
Dr. Millican Juliet, Council for At-Risk Academics
Dr. Maher Jesry, Council for At-Risk Academics
Dr. Fateh Shaban, Council for At-Risk Academics
Dr. Adnan Sennuo, Council for At-Risk Academics
Dr. Esra Machkor, Council for At-Risk Academics
17:30- 19:30 Amman
Session 6: Displaced Students and Access to Higher Education: Best Practices and Lessons LearnedContributions:
Mrs. Nazzal Da’ad, German Jordanian University
Mr. Mohaidat Firas, Independent Scholar
Miss. Al Quraan Sara, Yarmouk University
Mr. Adbulkarim Ahmad, Yarmouk University
Miss. Alomari Eman, Yarmouk University
Dr. Saylam Ahmad, University of Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Al-Rabban Moaz, Arab Scientific Community Organization
November 3,2020
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 1: Labor Market Integration, Social Benefits and EntrepreneurshipContributions:
Ms. Doa Jarrar, Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics, University of Sopron, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Susanne Dreas, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Steffi Kraehmer, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Mr. Hikmet Güler, Universität Potsdam
Dr. Max Stephenson Jr, Virginia Tech
Dr. Renad Abbad, Virginia Tech
Dr. Muddather Abu-Karaki, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
Ms. Patricia Parera, Virginia Tech
Dr. Aaida Mamuji, York University
Dr. Gindy Noheir, QED
Ms. Dina Meghdadi, York University
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 2: Higher Education and Academic Displacements: A Continued DebateContributions:
Dr. Hakan Ergin, Istanbul University
Dr. Mark Johnson, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Najimdeen Bakare, Centre of International Peace and Stability (CIPS), NUST, Islamabab
Mrs. Hannah Grunwald, g.a.s.t. / TestDaF-Institute
Mr. Amin Ahmed, g.a.s.t. / TestDaF-Institute
Mr. Michael Klees, g.a.s.t. / TestDaF-Institute
Prof. Dr. Betül Yarar, University of Bremen
Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakasoglu, University of Bremen
Prof. Dr. Vathsala Aithal, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS)
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 3: Health and Psychosocial SupportContributions:
Mrs. Barbara Bräutigam, University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
Mr. Amir Nejad, University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
Dr. Lewis Turner, Newcastle University
Dr. Zahirah Zahrah McNatt, University of Global Health Equity and Columbia University
Dr. Ferdoos Alissa, Bethlehem University
Dr. Anindita Dasgupta, School of Social Work
Dr. Maysa Khadra, School of Medicine
Dr. Raeda Al-Qutob, School of Medicine
Dr. Nabila El-Bassel, School of Social Work
Ms. Trena Mukherjee, School of Public Health
Dr. MHD Nour Audi, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Prof. Goleen Samari, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Ling San Lau, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Prof. Dr. MonetteZard, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Rahim Hajji, University of Magdeburg-Stendal
Mr. Alex Maximilian Keller, University of Magdeburg-Stendal
November 17,2020
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 1: Conflict and Protected UncertaintyContributions:
Ms. Kelsey Rowe, Tufts University
Ms. Shilan Ali, DT Global, A displaced scholar
Ms. Helan Jawish, HTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences
Mr. Paul McKinney, Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)
Dr. Fawwaz Momani, Yarmouk University
Ms. Oroub Elabed, Center for Lebanese Studies/ Lebanese American University
Ms. Sarah Guyer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Ms. Monette Zard, Columbia University
Dr. Ling San Lau, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Ms. Yusur Al-Salman, Independent Scholar
Dr. Goleen Samari, Columbia University
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 2: Sustainable Solutions and MediaContributions:

Dr. Hadeel Fawadleh, Berzeit University
Miss. Eman Alomari, Yarmouk University
Dr. Muaz Elmwala, University of Hafr Al Batin Saudia Arabia
Ms. Chafia Boughaba, University of Setif 2 – Algeria
Dr. Salaheddine Boudjellal, university of setif 2 – Algeria
Dr. Farhan Olaimat, Yarmouk University
Miss. Lozan Obeidat, Yarmouk University
Dr. Safa Sababhi, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University

15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 3: Social Work Practice: Insights and NeedsContributions:
Ms. Mais Masadeh, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
Dr. Mohammed Tabishat, Dhofar University
Dr. Abeer Musleh, Bethlehem University
Prof. Dr. Sahar Makhamreh, German Jordanian University

A detailed pdf version of the conference schedule can be found here.