Mobility and Forced Migration

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Mobility and Forced Migration
Fall 2019
Taught By: T. Alexander Aleinikoff
Section: A

Course Reference Number: 5908

Credits: 3

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. *A Rights, Justice & Governance (RJG) Cluster course.*

This course is restricted to Juniors and Seniors. Please contact the GLUE advisor should you need additional information or permission.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5