Refugees, Rights and Resettlement
35 million refugees and internally displaced persons in the world. A comparative historical overview of international refugee policy and law dealing with this growing population. Students will grapple with the ethical challenges posed by humanitarian intervention on behalf of refugees and the often unintended consequences of such policies. Students examine case studies to determine how different models for dealing with refugee resettlement affect the life chances of refugees. Students will work with refugees from Bhutan, Burma and Iraq recently resettled in Durham. Instructor consent required.
Article about the course with photos here.
- Watch the video One Summer in Damak
- Read project blogs from the 2015 and 2014 Bass Connections teams
- Visit the 2013 DukeImmerse Uprooted/Rerouted web resource and read the 2014 magazine
- Read letters home from the 2013 DukeImmerse students and the 2014 DukeImmerse students
- Read letters home from the 2011 summer research team
- Read about Refugees, Rights, Resettlement, the 2012 Winter Forum
- Learn more about DukeImmerse: Uprooted/Rerouted