After four years of ongoing conflict, Ukraine is home to the world’s ninth-largest population of internally displaced persons (IDPs), with nearly 1.6 million Ukrainians officially registered as IDPs. One third of the displaced Ukrainian population plans to integrate into local communities rather than return to their original home, creating a unique model of local support and integration during conflict. In their issue brief, Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace, authors Lauren Van Metre, Steven E. Steiner, and Melinda Haring examine Ukraine as a possible model for an “enlightened” resettlement process that promotes social cohesion, democratic development, and a constituency for peace.
The USIP and Atlantic Countil are hosting a discussion on the issue brief’s findings, as well as a broaderconversation about the role of internally displaced persons in Ukraine.
Date: October 3, 2017
When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: US Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Meeting Room North