Director: I. Awad
Associate Director: A. Ullah
The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), was first established in 2000 and was expanded in 2008 into a Regional Center encompassing all forms of international mobility, whether voluntary or forced, economic or political, individual or collective, temporary or permanent. Consistent with the mission of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, our programs are all multidisciplinary.
CMRS activities include Graduate Education, Research and Outreach activities.
CMRS offers a Master of Arts in Migration and Refugee Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies and a Graduate Diploma with a Specialization in Psychosocial Intervention for forced migrants and refugees.
The CMRS research program includes a systematic and comparative inventory of the situation regarding migration and refugee movements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as in-depth studies of emerging issues in the region.
CMRS outreach includes disseminating knowledge on migration and refugee issues beyond the university’s gates, as well as providing a range of educational services to refugee communities.