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October 19,2020
11:00- 13:00 Amman
Session 1: Protracted Displacement as Universal and Regional Phenomenon (Convened by the German Jordanian University)Contributors:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Rosskopf, Vice President for International Affairs, German Jordanian University

Dr. Florian Kohstall, Center for International Cooperation, Academics in Solidarity, Freie Universität Berlin.

Dr. Dhia Abu Tair, EDU-SYRIA, German Jordanian University.

Dr. Anas M. AlSobeh, Director of the Refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Center, Yarmouk University.

Mr. Mohammad Syasmeh, Yarmouk University

Mr. Dominik Bartsch, UNHCR Jordan Representative

Ms. Francesca Albanese, Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University

Ms. Sallee Gregory, UNRWA

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) Contributors:
H.E. Maria Hadjitheodosiou, European Union Ambassador to Jordan

President, Prof. Manar Fayyad, German Jordanian University

Prof. Dr. M. Murat Erdoğan, Turkish German University

Dr. Nahed Ghazzoul, Columbia University, Columbia Global Centre-Amman.

Ms. Nada Saleh, Justus Liebig University Giessen

DAFI Students, UNHCR
October 20,2020
10:00- 12:45 Amman
Session 1: Role of Government, Civil Society and iNGOs (Convened by the Yarmouk University)Contributors:
Mr. Mahmoud Alhourot, Representative of the Ministry of Development

Mr. Saleh Alkilani, Representative of the Minstry of Interior

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)

Ms. Mai Nasrallah, Norwegian Refugee Council

Mr. Haidar Harahsheh, Representative the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 2: Current Displacement Situation in the Middle EastContributions:

The Migration and Refugee ‘crisis’, International Law, and the Backlash Against Human Rights.
Presenting-Author: Dr. Wilde Ralph, University College London (UCL)

The Demise of International Refugee Regimen.
Presenting-Author: Mr. Çorabatır Metin, Co-Author: Ms. Dingil Aylin, Research Center on Asylum and Migration (IGAM), Turkey Co-Author

‘I Dream of Going Home’: Gendered Experiences of Adolescent Syrian Refugees in Jordan’s Azraq Camp.
Presenting-Author: Ms. Sajdi Jude, Co-Author: Dr. Essaid Aida, Information and Research Center King Hussein Foundation, Jordan

In Search of Durable Solutions: Strengthening Future Prospects for Syrian Refugees in the Region.
Presenting-Author: Ms. Stade Lana, Co-Author: Ms. Achilles Kathryn, Durable Solutions Platform, Jordan

The Past is a Forgotten Country: Displacement and Dispossession of Unorthodox Minorities in the Middle East.
Presenting-Author: Dr. Canefe Nergis, York University, Canada

Foucault’s Concept of Power and the I/NGOs Assistance to Refugees in Jordan.
Presenting-Author: Dr. Al Taji Farah, Al-Balqa Applied University. Jordan

15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 3: Social Cohesion and SecurityContributions:

Community Sense of Belonging: Syrian Refugees’ Experience in Al-Ramtha Neighborhoods. Presenting-Authors: Ms. Anwar Ahmad Khweleh, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Social activist in the rights of women and children, trainer in gender issues and president of the North Association for Sustainable Development. Presenting-Author, Ms. Hiba Khasawneh, North Association for Sustainable Development

Social Cohesion: One Part of the Integration Equation.
Presenting-Author: Ms. Monette Zard, Columbia University
Co-Author:Dr. Ling San Lau, Columbia University
Co-Author:Ms.Sarah Guyer, Columbia University
Co-Author:Ms. Yusur Al-Salman, Independent Scholar
Co-Author:Dr. Goleen Samari , Columbia University

Unexpected and Multisectoral Gender Dimensions of Protracted Crises.
Presenting-Author:Dr. Samar Goleen, Columbia University
Co-Author Dr. San Lau Ling, Columbia University
Co-Author:Ms.Sarah Guyer, Columbia University
Co-Author:Ms.Trena Mukherjee
Co-Author: Ms. Monette Zard

Draft UN Decision to Discipline Corrupt Governments under UN Supervision.
Presenting-Author: Dr. Qusay Khaleefah, Al-Balqa Applied University

15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 4: Labor Market Integration and EntrepreneurshipContributions:

Ways to Survive, Hurdles to Cross: Refugee Entrepreneurship and Networking in Precarity.
Presenting-Author: Ms. Saba Al Kuntar, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Entrepreneurial Motivations of Refugees: a Comparative Study between Jordanian Citizens and Syrian Refugees.
Presenting-Author: Ms. Dalia Othman, PSUT

Labor Market Integration of Migrant Women and the Role of Social Workers – Baseline Findings from a Model Project in Germany.
Presenting-Author: Dr. Sigrid James, University of Kassel
Co-Author: Ms. Franziska Seidel, University of Kassel
Co-Author: Mr. Julian Trostmann, University of Kassel

Performing Resilience: Syrian Refugee Artisans in Jordan
Presenting-Author:Prof. Dr. Haya Al-Dajani, Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC)
Co-Author:Dr. Aida Essaid, Information and Research Center King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF)

Determinants of the Labor Market Integration of Refugees: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan
Presenting-Author: 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:

Supporting Professional and Institutional Capacity Development in Non-regime Higher Education Institutions: Examples from Northern Syria
Presenting-Author: Dr.Juliet Millican, Council for At-Risk Academics

Supporting Institutional Quality Assurance
Presenting-Author: Dr. Maher Jesry, Council for At-Risk Academics

Supporting Academic Development
Presenting-Author: Dr. Fateh Shaban, Council for At-Risk Academics

Supporting Student Success and Transition
Presenting-Author: Dr. Adnan Sennuo, Council for At-Risk Academics

Supporting Gender Equality,Council for At-Risk Academics
Presenting-Author: 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:

Universities for Peace: Moving Beyond Civil Clause against Armament
Presenting-Author: Dr. Asli Telli, University of Siegen

Migrant challenges in the school systems access for a targeted school education – a Portuguese approach.”
Presenting-Author: Dr. Ana Corte-Real, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,Portugal
Co-Author: Dr. Clara Cruz-Santos, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,Portugal
Co-Author: Dr Tiago Nunes,Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra,Portugal

Integration of Syrian Refugees in Higher Education Systems in Host Countries: A comparative Study of Germany and Jordan
Presenting-Author: Ms. Da’ad Nazzal , German Jordanian University

Essential mutual role of social peace and education in post-conflicts: The case of Syria
Presenting-Author: Dr. Ahmad Saylam, University of Duisburg-Essen
Co-Author: Mr. Ahmad Badat, Ministry of Education of Kuwait
Co-Author: Dr. Moza Al-Rabban, Arab Scientific Community Organization
November 3,2020
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 1: Labor Market Integration, Social Benefits and EntrepreneurshipContributions:

Insights on Working Conditions of Syrian Refugees in Jordan; Decent and Fair or Unsatisfactory?
Presenting-Author: Ms. Doa Jarrar, Alexandre Lamfalussy Faculty of Economics, University of Sopron, Hungary

Work Perspectives for Refugees in Rural Areas: The Role of Community Service Organizations
Presenting-Author: Prof. Dr. Susanne Dreas, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences
Co-Author: Prof. Dr. Steffi Kraehmer, Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences

Labor Market Integration of Refugee and Asylee Professionals: Ability to Commit vs. Barriers to Integration
Presenting-Author:Mr. Hikmet Güler, Universität Potsdam

Charting the Impacts of COVID-19 for Refugee Entrepreneurship
Presenting-Author: Dr. Max Stephenson Jr, Virginia Tech
Co-Author: Dr. Renad Abbad, Virginia Tech
Co-Author: Dr. Muddather Abu-Karaki, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
Co-Author: Ms. Patricia Parera, Virginia Tech

Syrian Refugees Looking for Work: Experiencing Labour Market Integration Support Programs in the Greater Toronto Area.
Presenting-Author: Dr. Aaida Mamuji, York University
Co-Author:Dr. Gindy Noheir, QED
Co-Author: Ms. Dina Meghdadi, York University
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 2: Higher Education and Academic Displacements: A Continued DebateContributions:

Syrian Students and Scholars in Turkish Universities: Burden or Opportunity?
Presenting-Author: Dr. Hakan Ergin, Istanbul University

“From ‘Emergency Remote Teaching’ to ‘Effective Hybrid Learning’ in Jordanian Higher Education”
Presenting-Author: Dr. Mark Johnson, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Integration through language and higher education. Paving ways early – assessing language proficiency and scholastic aptitude
Presenting-Author: Mrs. Hannah Grunwald, g.a.s.t. / TestDaF-Institute
Co-Author: Mr. Amin Ahmed, g.a.s.t. / TestDaF-Institute
Co-Author: Mr. Michael Klees, g.a.s.t. / TestDaF-Institute

Exiled Scholars in the Higher Education System in Germany: Experiences and Prospects
Presenting-Author: Prof. Dr. Betül Yarar, University of Bremen
Co-Author: Prof. Dr. Yasemin Karakasoglu, University of Bremen
Co-Author: Prof. Dr. Vathsala Aithal, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS)
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 3: Health and Psychosocial SupportContributions:

Addressing No Communicable Diseases among Urban Refugees in the Middle East and North Africa – a scoping review
Presenting-AuthorDr. Zahirah Zahrah McNatt University of Global Health Equity and Columbia University

Barriers to Care: Factors Associated with Unmet Need for Mental Health Care Among Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan
Presenting-Author: Dr.Dasgupta Anindita,Columbia University, School of Social Work
Co-Author: Dr. Maysa Khadra University of Jordan, School of Medicine
Co-Author: Dr. Raeda Al-Qutob University of Jordan, School of Medicine
Co-Author: Dr. Nabila El-Bassel Columbia University, School of Social Work
Co-Author: Ms. Terena Mukherjee Columbia University, School of Public Health

The Mental Health of Refugees in German
Presenting-Author: Mr.Alex Maximilian Keller University of Magdeburg-Stendal
Co-Author: Dr. Rahim Hajji University of Magdeburg-Stendal

It’s More than I Can Manage“ – Psychosocial Counseling for Refugees in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Presenting-Author:Prof. Dr. Barbara Bräutigam, University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
Co-Author: Mr. Amir Nejad, University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg

Engaging Syrian Men in Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention
Presenting-Author:Dr. Turner Lewis Newcastle University

Self- efficiency as a Mediator of Traumatic Events Among Palestinian Refugee Children Living in Bethlehem Refugee Camps
Presenting-Author:Dr Ferdoos Alissa Bethlehem University
November 17,2020
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 1: Conflict and Protected UncertaintyContributions:

Contested Spaces: Local Governance, Civil Society, and Armed Actors in North and East Syria
Presenting-Author:Ms. Shilan Ali DT Global
Co-Author: Ms. Helan Jawish HTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences
Co-Author: Mr. Paul McKinney Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)

Protracted Displacement for Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Future Intentions
Presenting-Author:Dr. Fawwaz Momani, Yarmouk University
Co-Author: Dr. Tamara A. Al-Yakoub, Yarmouk University
Co-Author: Dr. Sarah Tobin, CMI – (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Norway
Co-Author: Dr. Are Knudsen, CMI – (Chr. Michelsen Institute), Norway
Co-Author: Dr. Benjamin Etzold, Bonn International Center for Conversion GmbH
Co-Author: Prof. Rasheed Jarah, Yarmouk University.

Protractedness Among Varied Presenting-Author, refugees in Jordan: What Socioeconomic Rights?
Presenting-Author:Ms. Oroub Elabed, Centre for Lebanese Studies/ Lebanese American University

Moving Beyond Uncertainty: Accountability in Humanitarian Practice
Presenting-Author:Ms. Sarah Guyer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Co-Author:Ms. Monette Zard, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Co-Author: Dr. Ling San Lau, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Co-Author: Ms. Yusur Al-Salman,Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Co-Author: Dr. Samari Goleen , Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 2: Sustainable Solutions and MediaContributions:

عودة الفلسطينين بعد العام1994: سياسات ام خدمات؟
Presenting-Author: Dr. Hadeel Fawadleh, Berzeit University

العوامل المؤثرة في اتخاذ قرار العودة للاجىء السوري في الأردن
Presenting-Author: Ms. Eman Alomari, Yarmouk University
Co-Author: Dr. Ayat Nashwan, Yarmouk University

الحلول الدائمة للاجئين العودة الطوعية والتوطين والاندماج آفاق وتحديات
Presenting-Author: Dr. Muaz Elmwala, University of Hafr Al Batin Saudia Arabia

اعادة لم شمل الاسرة العربية المشتتة بسبب النزاعات المسلحة: بين تسهيلات القانون الدولي واشتراطات القوانين الداخلية
Presenting-Author:Ms. Chafia Boughaba, University of Setif 2 – Algeria
Co-Author: Dr. Salaheddine Boudjellal, university of setif 2 – Algeria

الواقع الاعلامي والاتصالي في مخيمات اللاجئين السوريين في الاردن: مخيم الزعتري انموذجاً
Presenting-Author: Dr. Farhan Olaimat, Yarmouk University
Co-Author: Ms. Lozan Obeidat, Yarmouk University

الخصائص الديموقراطية والاجتماعية والاقتصادية للاجئين السوريين في محافظات الشمال : دراسة في الجغرافيا الاقتصادية
Presenting-Author: Dr. Safa Sababhi, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University

15:00- 17:00 Amman
Session 3: Social Work Practice: Insights and NeedsContributions:

A Protracted Arrival: The Lives of the Female Yazidi Survivors of the Islamic State in Germany
Presenting-Author: Ms. Mais Masadeh, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

Refugees, Social Work and Ethnography of Displacement: An Opportunity of Learning
Presenting-Author: Dr. Mohammed Tabishat, Dhofar University

Building Community Steadfastness: A Reflection on Community Development with Refugees Practice in Bethlehem
Presenting-Author: Dr. Abeer Musleh, Bethlehem University

Refugee host-Community Centered – Approach: Insight of Social Work Education in Jordan
Presenting-Author: Prof. Dr. Sahar Makhamreh, German Jordanian University