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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 4513
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Global Studies
- Human Rights
This course explores how attempts to distinguish between forced and voluntary migration have shaped international norms, standards and institutions, as well as state-level practices and localized strategies and tactics. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective that draws insight from international law, anthropology, history and political economy, we engage fundamental questions related to belonging, identity and the politics of being out-of-place. Major themes include: refugees and the limits of asylum; internal displacement and human rights; the protection of “irregular” migrants; the trafficking and smuggling of persons; development-related resettlement and persons displaced by natural disasters. The course will be of specific value to students with a critical research or professional interest in the governance and management of populations-at-risk, emergency assistance and humanitarian aid, international development work and advocacy related to protection from displacement.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.