International migrations :a global issue
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date_range Starts on February 20, 2017
event_note Ends on March 31, 2017
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assignment Level : Intermediate
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About the content

The world is moving, but not all opinions and governments are willing to accept this poorly understood reality. The issue affects both states and the planet, in a process of globalization and of regionalization of migrations, and raises new questions for international relations, now including the South. This course aims at improving knowledge of the subject, addressing the key issues raised by international migration, and assessing the trends of tomorrow.

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Prerequisite

This MOOC is an introductory course on the questions and issues related to international migration, there are no prerequisites

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Syllabus

  • Session 1: Globalization of migration
  • Session 2: Refugees and environmentally displaced persons
  • Session 3: Europe
  • Session 4: France and international migration flows
  • Session 5: Citizenship and migration
  • Session 6: Borders
  • Session 7: Right to mobility and global governance
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Instructors

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden is Research Director at the CNRS (CERI) and teaches at Sciences-Po. She has been a consultant to many international organizations, notably the Council of Europe and the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees. From 2002 to 2008, she led the "Migration" research group of the International Sociological Association. Author of some 20 books, and having conducted many field investigations, she also teaches at the Sapienza University of Rome.

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Sciences Po

Sciences Po is an institution of higher education and research in the humanities and social sciences that devotes 35% of its budget to research.
Founded in 1871, it has been training tomorrow's leaders for 140 years, in the private sector as well as in senior administration, politics and research.
Sciences Po is highly international: of its 12,000 students, 46% are international students from over 150 countries. Sciences Po invests in social responsibility and makes social and cultural diversity a key component of its identity. 27% of eligible students receive grants at Sciences Po. The figure was 6% in 2000.

Sciences Po contributes to public debate through its research and the variety of debates and conferences it organises each year.
For the past ten years or so, Sciences Po has been working to integrate digital tools into its teaching (shared workspaces, eCourses, Moodle, online Cartothèque, mapping of controversies, Forccast project, etc.) and has therefore naturally taken an interest in the format offered by MOOCs and the new possibilities offered in terms of educational innovation.

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Coursera

Coursera is a digital company offering massive open online course founded by computer teachers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California. 

Coursera works with top universities and organizations to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in many subjects, including: physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and other subjects.

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