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Course Number: INTL 4100

Department: International Affairs (INTL)

Analyzes the history and politics of forced migration, concentrating on the negative “push” factors that force people to migrate and the positive “pull” factors that motivate them to seek sanctuary in particular places. While millons of people worldwide are displaced by war and other forms of violence, the history of forced migration and processes of seeking and granting refuge are often poorly understood. Investigates the development of legal and institutional frameworks that govern forced migration and assesses its political and humanitarian implications. Rejecting dominant views of displaced people as “victims” or as “problems” to “solve,” the course addresses displaced people as complex historical actors whose experiences are tied to legacies and processes of imperialism, state violence, war, and globalization.

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