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Data, Disinformation, and Human Mobility: Vulnerable Populations

2021/05/12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Text: World Migration and Displacement SymposiumThis event will feature Caroline Buckee as part of the World Migration and Displacement Symposium. Learn more about and register for the symposium here.

Vulnerable populations are some of the hardest to measure. We have an astounding 1 billion people who are still not represented in detail in any public data source. We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis of nearly 80 million people. During migration, especially when migration is made out of necessity rather than out of choice, there is an increased vulnerability to human trafficking, but the lack of rigorous global data on victims of trafficking precludes clear estimates on the prevalence of human trafficking in migration pathways. This panel will present new methodologies to understand how to collect data on vulnerable populations and how data science methods can be used for future use to aid vulnerable populations.

Buckee will be joined by Professor Ahmet Icduygu (Director of the Migration Research Center, Koc University), Jeffrey Labovitz (Director of Department of Operations and Emergencies, IOM), and Volker Schimmel (Head of Global Data Service, UNHCR). The panel will be moderated by Professor John Bailer (President International Statistical Institute, University Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Miami University in Ohio).


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm