Past Event

Researching Internal Displacement – State of the Art and an Agenda for the Future

American University in Cairo


In March 2007, the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, together with Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration, convened a conference in Cairo, Egypt, to assess the state of current research in the field of internal displacement. Representatives from research institutions from around the world shared information on their current research work and then identified both research gaps and methodological problems in the study of IDPs. The meeting then discussed strategies to respond to the identified shortcomings, including building institutional partnerships, considering alternative funding opportunities, and identifying priority areas for future research.

Meeting Documents:

  • Summary Report
  • Directory of Forced Migration Research Centers