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Linda R. Tropp, PEP Co-Director, assisted in the development of a guide note of intergroup activities developed by the International Organization for Migration

Linda R. Tropp, PEP Co-Director, assisted in the development of a guide note of intergroup activities developed by the International Organization for Migration. In this guide note, key evidence-based recommendations are outlined for project managers and event facilitators can leverage to ensure maximum positive impact of social mixing activities. Through meaningful social mixing in both the face-to-face and digital worlds, migrants and host communities can develop stronger positive social connections, allowing for a shift away from xenophobic and anti-migrant attitudes. Read The Power of Contact here. Tropp was also recently cited in an article titled, “How to Generate Research Ideas that Impact Society”. Read more at Inside Higher Ed.

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