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Beyond Survival

Beyond Survival: Livelihood Strategies for Refugees in the Middle East

This conference, the first of what we hope to be a series of events, is being co-hosted by the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Cornell University Law School, Weill Cornell Global Emergency Medicine Division, and Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative.

It aims to engage academics and practitioners in a multi-disciplinary exploration of strategies to improve short and long term livelihood opportunities for refugees in the Middle East and the Mediterranean basin. Discussions will focus on evidence-based interventions for overcoming legal barriers and policy impediments to refugees' access to education, health care and work. At this conference, we also seek to draw attention to the role that universities can play to help improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers at a time of surging global population displacement crises.

Please click HERE for complete programming details.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Tyler Johnson at as soon as possible.

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Friday, November 6
Programming (Noon - 6:00pm)
Lunch (Noon)
Dinner Reception (6:30pm)
Saturday, November 7
Programming (8:30am - 5:30pm)
Breakfast (8:00am)
Lunch (1:00pm)
Sunday, November 8
Programming (10:00am - Noon)
Breakfast (9:00am)
Please let us know about any special dietary restrictions.

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