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Summer Course on Refugee Issues

25 May-2 June 2002

The Centre for Refugee Studies' Summer Course offers postgraduate training in refugee issues for up to fifty practitioners inside and outside government who work on some aspect of refugee protection or assistance. The Course includes panel discussions, case studies, a simulation exercise and lectures from international experts. A York University/Centre for Refugee Studies Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the eight-day programme. Sessions offered in 2002 included:

- World Movements: Root Causes and Consequences
- Racism, Forced Migration, and the Media
- Role of the UNHCR
- Law and Refugee Status
- Interdiction and Human Smuggling
- Development and Displacement
- Protection for the Internally Displaced Persons
- Refugee Women and Children
- Human Rights Documentation, RefWORLD, and the Internet
- Managing Refugee Camps
- Anthropology and the Trauma of Exile
- Refugee Resettlement: A Comparative Perspective
- International and Regional Human Rights Remedies
- Current Issues in Refugee Policy: Northern and Southern Perspectives

Level: (post)graduate

Location: Toronto, Canada

Participants: up to fifty practitioners inside and outside government who work on some aspect of refugee protection or assistance.

Tuition, fee, lodging: Course Fee: $800 (after 1 March 2002: $ 950). Fees are in Canadian dollars and include materials. Food and accommodation are extra. Reasonably priced accommodation and food are available on campus. Partial subsidies are available for low-income participants. A limited number of internships, including full course subsidy, are available for York University graduates or law school students. Deadline for subsidy and internship application is 28 February 2002.

Contact Information:
Sharryn Aiken, Summer Course Director or Florence Ocen, Course Coordinator
Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
Suite 315, York Lanes, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
CANADA
Tel: +1 416 736-5423
Fax: +1 416 736-5837
E-mail: summer@yorku.ca
Web: http://www.yorku.ca/crs/


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