Forced Migration

Training
from Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University
Registration deadline: 25 Oct 2019 Training date: 04 Nov 2019 to 13 Dec 2019 More Information

In recent years, numbers of people forcibly displaced from their homes have reached record highs. More people than ever flee political conflict and persecution, poverty, and climate change-related disasters. In search of livelihoods and safety, migrants find themselves at risk of becoming victims of smugglers or traffickers. In light of an ongoing humanitarian focus on issues of displacement and migration, this course will provide students with historical background and relevant context through an academic lens.

Students are given an enhanced awareness and understanding of the complex interaction between migration and humanitarian interventions from multiple points of view, including migrants, host communities, hosting authorities, and the humanitarian sector. They will engage with academic material about the history of humanitarian responses to displacement; drivers of migration; durable solutions; among other topics. They will also learn from migration theory and case studies depicting situations of displacement around the world.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements of forced migration and show how this fits into the overall pattern of human migration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, security, social and economic components of forced migration and the international framework in which organizations provide protection and assistance.
  • Synthesize international instruments, political realities, and the human suffering endured by forced migrants
  • Apply knowledge of forced migration to plan and deliver appropriate humanitarian action.

This course is required for the IDOHA module of the MIHA. Students can take each of our short courses for academic credit toward a Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) degree, or they can participate in the course without receiving academic credit.

Fee information:
Advanced Certificates In addition to the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs offers specialized diplomas and shorter one-week courses to humanitarian workers. Students can take each of our short courses for academic credit toward a Master’s of Arts in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) degree, or they can participate in the course without receiving academic credit. Module 2 | International Diploma in Operational Humanitarian Assistance (advanced certificate) HUAF 5030 Humanitarian Logistics 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5031 - Community Participation and Mobilization in Emergency Response 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5010 - Humanitarian Negotiators Training Course 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915 One elective 2 credits - $1600 Cost without credit - $915 Module 3 | International Diploma in the Management of Humanitarian Action (advanced certificate) HUAF 5070 - Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5080 - Accountability in Humanitarian Action 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5090 - Ethics of Humanitarian Assistance 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 One elective 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 Module 4 | International Diploma in Humanitarian Leadership* HUAF 5060 - Disaster Management 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5095 - Strategic Issues in Humanitarian Affairs 3 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 MIHA 1000 - Research Methods Tutorial (required for MIHA) 0 credit - $800 N/A HUAF 5990 - MA Thesis 1 2 credits - $1600 N/A HUAF 5990 - MA Thesis 2 2 credits - $1600 N/A Elective options HUAF 5020 - Forced Migration 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5155 - Education in Emergencies 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5150 - Mental Health in Complex Emergencies 2 credits - $1850 cost without credit - $1450 HUAF 5160 - Urban Disaster, Vulnerability, and Displacement: Humanitarian Challenges 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 HUAF 5055 - Human Rights in Humanitarian Crises 2 credits - $1600 cost without credit - $915 Data and Innovation Management in Humanitarian Action 2 credits - $1600 cost withou credit- $915 All courses (with the exception of the thesis courses and Research Methods Tutorial) can be taken individually for academic credit or not. Students must decide whether or not to take individual courses for academic credit before the start of the course and cannot receive academic credit retroactively. All academic credits are accepted towards our Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action program and may be accepted by other academic institutions as well. Students seeking academic credit will be required to submit a research paper due one month after the conclusion of the course. IIHA certificate and diploma course fees have been discounted significantly from Fordham University's graduate education tuition model to accommodate the financial situations of our diverse and international student body. The Master of Arts in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) is a 32 credit program instructed in four modules and charged at U.S. $800 per credit. A discount is applied for students who register for all courses in a module within one semester. For students who qualify for the discount on all four modules, the total tuition charge for the program is U.S. $23,700. This tuition charge does not include Fordham University fees, transportation, room and board, or visa costs. *This is not an advanced certificate course
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To apply for the Master in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA):

  • Create an application
  • Select “Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.”
  • Select “Masters in Humanitarian Action”

To apply to the Advanced Certificate in International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA):

  • Create an application
  • Select “Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.”
  • Select “Advanced Certificate in International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance”
  • Select either Spring, Summer or Fall

To apply to the Advanced Certificate in International Diploma in Operational Humanitarian Assistance:

  • Create an application
  • Select “Graduate School of Arts and Sciences”
  • Select “Advanced Certificate in International Diploma in Operational Humanitarian Assistance”

To apply to the Advanced Certificate in International Diploma in the Management of Humanitarian Action:

  • Create an application
  • Select “Graduate School of Arts and Sciences”
  • Select “Advanced Certificate in International Diploma in the Management of Humanitarian Action”

To apply to an IIHA short course or professional training (including online courses):

  • Create an application
  • Select “Graduate School of Arts and Sciences”
  • Select “International Humanitarian Action”
  • Select “Non Degree/Non Matriculated”
  • Indicate the desired course(s) on form.

Any questions regarding the application process may be directed to Ellen Bratina.