Twentieth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations
Virtual Conference
10 June 2020

Welcome Address and Plenary Session

Welcome Address

Maurizio Ambrosini, Full Professor of Sociology of Migrations, Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

José Luis Ortega-Martín, Scientific Director, Common Ground en Español; Professor, University of Granada, Granada, Spain (in Spanish)

Plenary Session

Steven Vertovec, Founding Director, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany

2020 Diversity Pre- Conference Virtual Forum: Refugee And Migrant Education From Local Perspectives

Panel 1: Recognition of refugees’ qualifications and prior learning
Moderator: Rita Bertozzi (University of Modena & Reggio Emilia)

Panel 2: Supporting the continuity of educational carriers
Moderator: Eugenia Arvanitis (Universiy of Patras)

Panel 3: Refugee children in formal and informal settings
Moderator: Rita Bertozzi (University of Modena & Reggio Emilia)

Panel 4: Diversity in communities
Moderator: Sabrina Rosati (E35 Foundation for international Projects)

Introducing the Emerging Scholars

A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the Research Network themes. Here are this year’s winners.


  • Daniel Hernandez, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
  • Katherine Moore, QUT Business School, Australia
  • Kia Marie Lor, Wesleyan University, United States
  • Charles Gyan, University of Regina, Canada
  • Tracy Wharton, University of Central Florida, United States
  • Jasmine Cruz, St. John Fisher College, United States
  • Amal Yousef Omar Alqawasmi, University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy
  • Samuel Bradley Jr. Boston College, United States
  • Kate Linklater, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Stephanie Cork, Independent Scholar, Canada
  • Ari Wibowo, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Hayley Pierce, Brigham Young University, United States
  • Victory Osezua, University of Louisville, United States
  • Daria Müller Velasquez, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Kayte Thomas, Baylor University, United States


  • Carla Vanessa Zapata Toapanta, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, España
  • Cristina Cruz González, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España
  • Carmen Lucena Rodríguez, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. View the posters below.

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Presentations are grouped by general themes. Each presenter's formal, written paper will be available to participants if accepted to the journal.