NS4335 REFUGEES AND FORCED MIGRATION: DYNAMICS AND POSSIBILITIES

We examine the political, social, and economic implications, including traditional and non-traditional security, of the movement of displaced persons worldwide. We will learn about the humanitarian issues and concerns of refugees and the displaced, what the international community is doing to help them and whether it works or not. Students will learn the international laws governing refugees, the differences between refugees and other displaced or stateless persons, and the laws governing off-shoring of refugees and rescues at sea. We discuss potential solutions and repercussions for host countries.

Lecture Hours

4

Lab Hours

0

Quarter Offered

  • As Required

Outcomes

  1. Develop a working knowledge of how the refugee system operates.
  2. Assess the policy implications of different choices regarding refugees.
  3. Weigh choices between camps and urban refugees.
  4. Know the international laws governing refugees
  5. Model the scope of the global security issues involved with refugees.
  6. Map the traditional and non-traditional security threats, such as health, migration, etc., represented by refugee populations.