Accueil > International migration in the Arab World

OCMO 2250 - International Migration in the Arab World

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2018-2019

Number of hours : 40

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The course offers a systematic, in-depth analysis of international migration and refugee movements to, through and from, the Arab countries. It aims at developing a profound understanding of mechanisms at play in human mobility as well as at the way they operate in the specific context of the MENA, in which insecurity caused by war and civil conflict combines with acute regional inequalities of economic, social and political opportunities. It fosters critical thinking about definitions, concepts and theories, and at the same time provides the most up-to-date empirical knowledge on historical and current trends and patterns of international migration in the MENA. Special emphasis is put on issues of particular relevance to the Middle East such as: migration and the nation-state; transnational bonds and diasporas; migration policies and governance; forced migration; student migration and the brain drain / brain gain nexus; gender, family and migration; migration and economic development); migration and refugee movements on the global agenda. An introduction to data, methodologies and the research agenda is also provided.


  • CECCALDI, François (Doctorant)
  • FARGUES, Philippe (Professor, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (EUI))

Pedagogical format

Twelve classes of 2 hours are foreseen. Form class 1 to 10, the first hour is dedicated to lecturing and the second hour to discussing. During the lecture, interaction and students' engagement will be sought. Discussion will start with a student (or group of students) briefly presenting the readings of the day and engage the whole class.

Course validation

Class 11 and 12 will be dedicated to building policy-orientated notes on selected topics relevant to research on migration and refugee movements in the Arab countries. At the end of the first class, readings and topics of policy-orientated research notes to be developed by professor & students in classes 11 and 12, will be assigned to students.

Required reading

Please refer to the syllabus