EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: January 31, 2015
The 2015 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration is an internationally acclaimed, non-credit course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. It serves as a hub for researchers, students, practitioners, service providers and policy makers to share information and ideas. The Summer Course is housed within the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University. All participants who complete the full course receive a York University Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course Certificate.
The Summer Course provides an interdisciplinary, interactive and experiential approach to the study of forced migration. Through attending lectures and related small group sessions, course participants develop a deepened understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural contexts of forced migration, and the major state and non-state institutions involved in refugee protection and advocacy. Actors involved in the management of migration will also be examined. Participants will have an opportunity during the course for structured networking and idea collaboration through panels and small group discussion.
Participants typically include practitioners, non-government organization personnel, lawyers, university faculty, and graduate students. Applicants must have either academic or practical background in forced migration issues. If the background is strictly academic, a first degree is required. (Undergraduate students may apply to the course if they are completing their degree prior to the course start date.) Applicants must have English proficiency, as translation services are unfortunately not available.
Dates: May 4-8, 2015
Location: York University Keele Campus, Toronto, Canada
‘Early Bird’ Registration Fee: $975 CAD +13% HST (by January 31, 2015)
Registration Fee: $1400 CAD +13%HST (until April 1, 2015)