Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute (IRRI)

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IRRI strives to achieve an equal sharing of knowledge and skills between the academic community and newcomer communities. The mutual learning opportunities will ground and enrich research and ensure that scholarship is beneficial to the community.  

The vision of IRRI is to create and share practical knowledge on immigrants and refugees and to improve their lives in the region, in the nation and in the world, with a particular focus on refugee issues in collaboration with Western New York newcomer communities. Based on human rights perspectives, the members of the IRRI utilize research as a tool to sustain the dignity of every immigrant and refugee. 

The IRRI is a meeting place for all stakeholders interested in developing knowledge, policy and practice related to immigrants and refugees where scholars interested in working with immigrants and refugee populations share and exchange ideas with each other and with newcomer community leaders/members.

IRRI Conversations: On the Pulse of Communities

This virtual presentation series was created to showcase community-based research projects that aim to improve well-being of immigrants and refugees living in the United States.

Researchers, practitioners, and community members are invited to join us for a presentation from the Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute.

Watch an overview of our series.

We will be back for our next event in the fall, stay tuned!

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