Mobility and Forced Migration

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Mobility and Forced Migration

Fall 2019

Taught By: T. Alexander Aleinikoff

Section: A

CRN: 3387

Credits: 3

Mobility and Forced Migration introduces students to the key notions, norms, and narratives of human mobility. It engages in discussions on the commonalities and differences between various forms of spatial mobility from legal, sociological, and normative perspectives. The course will further participants’ understanding of how forced migrants—including refugees and IDPs—and so called voluntary migrants are conceptualized, as well as of the different policy and legal responses in both, the international and the domestic spheres. The latter include policies aiming at immigration control, immigrant integration, and refugee protection. Highlighting the social worlds of migrants in different scenarios in the global North, as well as in the global South, the course emphasizes the agency of migrants and the role their legal status plays. In particular, the course will shed light on gender differences in the experiences and effects, as well as the importance of the gender lens to assess legal norms and policy responses. The course will address the root causes of displacement and migration, migrants’ trajectories and issues of social justice. Connected to current phenomena and debates, the course also includes discussions on displacement and migration issues in the recent agenda on sustainable development, ‘climate refugees’, and current crisis migration.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 19

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: 5:31pm 10/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 410

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019