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.
Why Study Refugee, Displacement and Forced Migration at Clark?
- The opportunity to study displacement challenges by learn directly from Worcester’s local refugee services community
- Connections to our partnerships abroad
- Projects that produce tangible public benefits
- A culturally rich, diverse, international learning community
- Learn within our renowned International Development, Community and Environment Department