Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis

De-Constructing/Re-Constructing the Refugee Experience explores the dynamics of the current crisis and the challenges it poses for refugees, host communities and international law. It aims to offer concrete research-based interventions to address both the causes and consequences of this crisis. Duke students and faculty collaborate both with refugee communities and international, national and local NGOs working with these communities. Working from a variety of methodological, theoretical, disciplinary and political perspectives, participants address a single research question: how does displacement affect the well-being and the social identity of those displaced?

DukeImmerse:De-Constructing/Re-Constructing students work together through a semester of four classes and with a month of field research abroad.