This course introduces students to international migration and its implications for human security of both the migrant and other impacted communities. Migration has been an important part of human history and today it is a global phenomenon with international, national, and local impacts around the world. The factors inducing people to move from one country to another or within their countries are myriad and include violent conflict, political persecution, discrimination and other forms of human rights violations, economic development and disparity within and between countries, socio-cultural changes, intra-company transfers, and skewed distribution of access to educational and cultural opportunities, as well as public health systems. The impacts of migration are equally varied, ranging from economic development, political and policy responses, perceived national security threats, socio-cultural changes, environmental and resource conditions, changes in income and economic opportunity distribution, and changes in individual, family, and community identities. Among the issues and aspects of international migration and human security that will be addressed in this course are: economic development; labor migration; human trafficking; gender; public health; demography and development; environmentally-driven migration; national and human security; refugee and internally displaced persons (IDPs); cultural and other issues of integration at migration destination. The course will also introduce students to international laws and other norms and frameworks dealing with international migration and migrants, as well as international organizations and non-governmental organizations actively involved with international migration issues.
- 10:00am-11:50am on Tuesday (Jan 28, 2019 to Mar 26, 2019)
- McCone M238