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EGAP Seminar Series: Reshaping Locals' Attitudes towards Migrants during Wartime in Afghanistan
Intergroup contact and its effects on relationships between local residents and internally displaced persons (IDPs) has been understudied, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected settings. In this EGAP Displacement, Migration, and Integration seminar series event on December 2nd, we will share the results from a randomized controlled trial conducted during a period of conflict in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The study analyzed whether prolonged contact improved relationships between local residents and IDPs, through a vocational skills training program that emphasized hands-on collaborative learning.

Researchers Yang-Yang Zhou (University of British Columbia) and Jason Lyall (Dartmouth College) will discuss the findings that emerge from their research and the implications of those insights for organizations working to improve intergroup contact between IDPs and locals in wartime settings. Bret Barrowman (International Republican Institute) will serve as a discussant and EGAP Member Alexandra Scacco (WZB) will moderate the seminar.

This event will feature an introduction of EGAP's Displacement, Migration, & Integration priority theme followed by a panel discussion and an audience Q&A session.

Dec 2, 2022 08:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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