Human Rights and Migration

A course for everyone

An Online Course

Nationalist politics and the COVID pandemic have produced policies and rhetoric that limit global mobility and impose significant harms on migrants and refugees. What does the regime of international human rights say about the current moment?  What is the structure and content of human rights protections for those on the move? 

This course will present multiple perspectives on mobility and human rights. Leading experts drawn from the academy and international institutions will address the most pressing issues of the day — including migrant workers, gender, racism and xenophobia, human trafficking, child migration, immigration enforcement, and forced migration. The course will provide ways to engage critically and imaginatively with these issues and consider alternative approaches to the current system. 

This no-cost non-credit course is intended for students at the graduate level and/or those working for NGOs, non-for-profit organizations, or other such entities.  Participants do not need to be enrolled at The New School to participate.  

Currently matriculated graduate students at The New School may submit a request to register for the course as an Independent Study.  Additional work will be required for those registered as independent study students.

Interested participants will need to submit a form stating their interest and commitment to the program and to attending each session.  Registered participants will receive a link to a private platform that contains the readings for each session.

11 weeks

September 9 - November 18, 2020

Meet on Zoom

Wednesdays from 12:00p-1:15p ET.


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Catherine McGahan, Associate Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility
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