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People on the Move: Global Migration in the Past and Present

Content Deepening Courses

Part of the Global Issues, Local Impacts 3-course series.  You may enroll in this course individually for $199, or you may enroll in all 3 courses for $500.  Click here to learn more.

People on the Move: Global Migration in the Past and Present

The movement of people across international borders during moments of political, social, and economic upheaval is a recurring theme around the world.  In this workshop, participants will explore major aspects of large-scale human migration, including refugees and political exiles, labor migration, undocumented migration, and political, economic, and social responses to immigration.

Content for this session relates specifically to secondary standards for Government, US, and World History courses as well as a variety of community college offerings. Topics for deep study include: how immigration is changing American life, how migration is impacting European-Africa relations, the global refugee crisis, and immigration policy in Russia and Eurasia.


Pedagogical focus: Evolving Your Hypothesis

Participants will learn to create central historical questions and sets of competing primary documents to create and experience for students to modify and hone their hypothesis and expectations of historical events over the course of a lesson.  They will learn both a discussion and a writing-based structure that teachers can use many times over the course of any unit or year.

Two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up is required to earn CEUs for this course.

This course is not affiliated with the Stanford History Education Group.



The Other Side of Immigration: How Immigrants are Changing American Life
Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
Global Europe: Rethinking Migration, Populism, and EU-Africa Relations
Director of Research, The Europe Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Film screening of Human Flow (Ai Weiwei, 2017)
Introduction and Q&A with Pawel Lutomski, JD, PhD
Lecturer, Program in International Relations, Stanford Global Studies
Controlling Immigration in Russia and Eurasia: Immigration Policy and Its Implications
Visiting Scholar, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Date and time

November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019


Stanford University

CERAS Building, Room 527



Enrollment deadline is November 12.