Fleeing War, Finding Home, and Realizing Rights
Fridays, February 10, 17, 24; March 3
Pappajohn Business Building, Room W107
21 E. Market St., Iowa City
Registration Deadline: February 3
Class Limit 70
Around the world, people are fleeing their homelands. But what does it mean to be are fugee? This course will introduce the modern legal definition of a refugee, arising from the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees, and the evolution of the concept of refugee in both international and domestic contexts. The course will examine the current global refugee crisis, its origins, and proposed solutions. The class will also hear presentations by individuals who resettled in Iowa as refugees, learn about the resettlement process, and explore Iowa's unique history of welcoming refugees.
INSTRUCTOR: Amy Weismann is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and has extensive experience in the refugee resettlement field. She is an assistant director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights and lives in Iowa City with her husband, Amir, and their daughter, Hana.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.
Resources for Week 2
- Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
- Hamlin International Migration Review
- Senior College Refugees Spring 2017
- Trump Executive Order on Refugees and Travel Ban
- UNHCR - Frequently Asked Questions about Resettlement
- UNHCR - UNHCR Viewpoint: 'Refugee' or 'migrant' — Which is right?
- US Refugee Act of 1980