Explores the impact of globalization on different aspects of childhood and on human rights issues affecting children who cross borders. Why are increasing numbers of children migrating without their families – to reunify with migrant parents after being left behind, in search of asylum, as victims of sexual or labor trafficking, as child soldiers, or as transnational adoptees? Why are citizen children unable to prevent the deportation of their noncitizen parents (does citizenship mean anything for children)? The course will consider immigration, refugee, and human rights questions as they relate to international childhood today.
Note: This course is cross-listed with HKS as IGA-305.