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DHP D238: Current Issues in Global Immigration Policy

Course Description

This is a comparative immigration politics and policy course, with a focus on national immigration policies and the foreign policy, security and development implications of migration. Since 2015 when the migration crisis took hold in Europe, long-standing debates over how to reconcile foreign-policy interests, national security concerns, and the humanitarian and development implications of migration have re-emerged at a global scale. This course takes a comparative perspective to these issues, comparing the experience of the US, EU, other OECD and selected middle- and low-income countries. The first half of the course explores general issues, the second half focuses more closely on specific countries. It is an introductory level course, intended for students with little or no background in comparative policy or global migration, beyond a familiarity with current events expected of any Fletcher student.

Course faculty: Karen Jacobsen
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2019

Faculty: Karen Jacobsen
Room: Mugar 235
Day(s): Friday
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
SIS number: 84478

Final Exam

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Fall 2020

Faculty: Karen Jacobsen
Room: Mugar 235
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Final Exam

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