About the course
Refugees and Displaced Persons focuses on international and domestic law, legal cases and policies designed to protect and assist people who have been forced to flee because of persecution, conflict and other life threatening events. It examines the causes of such flight as well as its consequences. Further discussed are the solutions to forced migration, including return, local integration and resettlement in a new community. The course explores such issues as the nexus between forced and voluntary migration, the transition from relief to development, and the intersection between refugee protection and security issues. It gives particular attention to asylum cases and standards for legal and physical protection of refugees.
At the completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:
- Discuss the fundamentals of international and domestic law, legal cases and policies designed to protect and assist people who have been forced to flee because of persecution, conflict and other life threatening events.
- Discuss solutions to forced migration.
Elizabeth Ferris is Research Professor with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Elizabeth is also a Non-resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. From January-September 2016, she also served as S...
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