Center for Migration and Refugee Studies

 

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of the American University in Cairo (AUC). Situated at the heart of the Middle East and North Africa, it aims at furthering the scientific knowledge of the large, long-standing and more recent, refugee and migration movements witnessed in this region. But it also is concerned with questions of refugees and migration in the international system as a whole, both at the theoretical and practical levels. CMRS functions include instruction, research, training and outreach. It offers a Master of Arts in migration and refugee studies and a graduate diploma in forced migration and refugee studies working with other AUC departments to offer diversified courses to its students. Its research bears on issues of interest to the region and beyond. In carrying it out, it collaborates with reputable regional and international academic institutions. The training activities CMRS organizes are attended by researchers, policy makers, bureaucrats and civil society activists from a great number of countries. It also provides tailor-made training programs on demand. CMRS outreach involves working with its environment, disseminating knowledge and sensitization to refugee and migration issues. It also provides services to the refugee community in Cairo and transfers its expertise in this respect to other international institutions.

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Collections in this community

  • This collection contains a series of research reports from the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo.
  • This collection contains annual reports of activities of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo.
  • This collection contains issues of the newsletter of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University in Cairo.

Recent Submissions

  • American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (American University in Cairo, 2014-01-16)
    The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) offered seven short courses during the winter and summer of 2013. CMRS's two courses on international refugee law and psychosocial issues of ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (American University in Cairo, 2014-01-16)
    On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) screened the documentary film, Well-Founded Fear, as part of a seminar series. The event was co-facilitated by the CMRS Cairo Community ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (American University in Cairo, 2014-01-16)
    AUC’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies hosted the renowned scholar Mark Miller as a distinguished visiting professor.
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (2014-01-14)
    I was appointed as director of FMRS midway through its first year, taking over from Wm. Cyrus Reed, director of the Office of African Studies and the founder and principal grantwriter for the program. Cy envisioned FMRS ...
  • American University in Cairo. Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (2014-01-10)
    As usual, CMRS was busy this year with major developments occurring on both the administrative and programmatic level. I became Director in January 2009, after Philippe Fargues returned to Italy. We were pleased to have ...