21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Washington, DC, USA

From theory to practice in promoting migrant well-being

IIASA researcher Raya Muttarak will be a speaker on migration flows at the Committee of Population workshop at the US National Academy of Sciences.

Refugees leaving Hungary in 2015 © Radek Procyk | Dreamstime.com

Refugees leaving Hungary in 2015 © Radek Procyk | Dreamstime.com

The Committee on Population will hold a two-day public workshop in Washington, DC in order to bring fresh and innovative approaches in social demographic theory, methodology, data collection and analysis, and practice and applications to the forefront of the community of researchers and practitioners who are concerned with better understanding and assisting forced migrant populations. Workshop participants will share cutting-edge social demographic research and practice from around the globe, with the aim of creating a research and practice agenda for the field of forced migration in the 21st century – and improving research, analysis, data collection, and practices to make better progress in the health and well-being of forced migrants at every stage of their life course. The lessons that can be learned by the United States from global best practices will be emphasized throughout the workshop.

IIASA researcher Raya Muttarak is one of the 3 speakers during the session on issues and innovations in population modelling and projections. This session will focus on the innovative use of population modelling and projection methodologies for predicting future forced migration flows; understanding characteristics of forced migrant populations; and estimating their health, well-being, and other outcomes. Speakers will discuss existing analytic capacities to anticipate the impacts of forced migration for sending and receiving communities. In her contribution, Muttarak will focus on applying concepts and tools in demography for estimating, understanding and forecasting forced migration flows.

In her research at IIASA, Muttarak focuses on the intersection of social inequality, differential vulnerability and environmental change. Her research has recently been published in Science and Nature Climate Change.

After the workshop, the National Academies Press will publish a rapporteur-prepared proceedings volume that summarizes the workshop presentations and discussions.

For more information please visit the event website.


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Raya Muttarak

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World Population

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