Center for Forced Migration Studies' Summer Institute:
"The Refugee Status Determination Process"
June 2–9, 2013
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The CFMS Summer Institute is an intensive eight-day, non-degree earning certificate program. Through lectures, focused discussions, workshops and simulation exercises, the CFMS Summer Institute, held at Northwestern University's campus in Evanston, IL, provides a forum to exchange ideas, build relationships, develop new approaches and policy recommendations and learn about new developments in the field. Past participants have included government officials, non-governmental organization personnel, university faculty and graduate students (select advanced undergraduate students may seek permission to attend). Applicants must have good to excellent English speaking and reading skills. No translation services are available.
The 2013 Summer Institute on The Refugee Status Determination Process introduces participants to the legal basis for refugee status and the variations in how authorities in different countries determine whether an asylum-seeker is eligible for refugee status. It provides students with guidance and workshops on case preparation including taking testimony, evidence documentation, working with victims of trauma and with issues of credibility and includes a focus on special topics such as LGBTI and gang-related asylum claims and cases involving unaccompanied minors.
Faculty include: Deborah Anker (Harvard University); Barbara Harrell-Bond, (University of Oxford); Michael Kagan (University of Nevada, Las Vegas); Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter (Asylum Access); Uzoamaka Nzliebe (Northwestern University); Miriam Marton (University of Connecticut); Rachel Levitan (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), Mary Meg McCarthy and Ashley Huebner (National Immigrant Justice Center) and representatives from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Asylum Division
Summer Institute Director: Galya Ruffer, CFMS Founding Director.
The 2013 Summer Institute is targeted at UNHCR staff, government employees, NGO refugee case workers and practitioners, academics, law students and other graduate students seeking to expand their knowledge of critical elements of the refugee status determination process.
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Registration - $800 (Does not include meals or housing)
Late Registration - $1,000 (After May 2)
**Limited Scholarships and partial tuition assistance are available** Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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The Institute will be held on the Northwestern University Campus in Evanston, IL. A limited number of homestays are available upon request and as well as a dormitory option. There are also several hotels in Evanston and the surrounding area. Please direct accommodation related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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