LSP 6851

LSP 6851

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Since World War II, over 4 million people have migrated to the United States as refugees. In this seminar we will examine some of these refugee migrations and the ways these migrations challenged our understanding of the United States as a "haven for the oppressed." We will examine the crafting of refugee/asylum policy, the role of nongovernmental actors in influencing policy, and the ways policy reflected foreign-policy interests and security concerns. The last weeks of the course will pay particular attention to our changing definitions of who 'merits' asylum in the United States since the end of the Cold War.

When Offered Fall.

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  • 16424 LSP 6851   SEM 101