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Certificate in Refugee, Displacement and Forced Migration Studies

Understand how and why groups of people move on a global scale

Offered through Clark's International Development, Community and Environment Department (IDCE), the Certificate in Refugee, Displacement and Forced Migration Studies combines a U.S. and international focus to explore effective ways to support displaced populations in the United States and other countries. You get a grounded understanding of displacement and forced migration issues, taking into account the complex social, political, economic and environmental factors shaping population movement.

Rather than focus only on emergency management or policy studies, we believe that understanding global migration — voluntary or forced — requires an approach that allows for a variety of perspectives. We take a participatory, community-based and refugee-centered approach to our work: We prioritize issues that affected individuals care about, and we work with them to identify culturally relevant, culturally appropriate strategies.