International Refugee Law: Policy, Practice, Inventive Responses

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

International Refugee Law

Summer 2019

Taught By: T. Alexander Aleinikoff

Section: A

CRN: 2045

Credits: 3

More than 68 million persons are currently displaced from their homes because of violence and conflict. Twenty million have crossed an international border and are “refugees”; forty million persons remain in their country of origin (“internally displaced persons”). This course will examine the international legal norms, policies and institutional structures for responding to forced migration. It will consider specific topics, such as climate change as a driver of displacement, the Global Compact on Refugees, and the search for solutions to long-standing displacement situations. The objectives of the course are to analyze the current situation of displaced persons, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the existing international architecture, and develop conceptually sound and empirically based proposal for reform.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (GSOC)

Campus: Overseas (OS)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:10am 8/23/2019

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Date Range: 7/9/2019 - 8/4/2019