The 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Planning Grant and 2018 Implementation Grant make it possible for the Consortium to achieve our goal of a shared curriculum over the next four years.

At the center of our initiative is a shared curriculum in Forced Migration Studies, which will harness the energy and ideas of the Consortium’s students and faculty, and offer rigorous, community engaged courses across all of our campuses. Around this gravitational center, we will organize scholarly conferences, lecture series, teaching labs, student-initiated projects, international study, research opportunities, and more. The sum total of our efforts will culminate in a well-rounded, historically, geographically, and disciplinarily comprehensive understanding of forced migration. We are committed to learning with and from displaced people, and developing digital, transnational classrooms is an essential part of our mission to find democratic solutions to this global challenge.

We have also partnered with the Council for European Studies, which will feature the Consortium’s work on its digital platform EuropeNow. As we explore further collaborative opportunities, the Consortium will build on its robust national and international networks as well as its extensive alum base.

We are committed to expanding our Consortium and to making our findings and innovations accessible to a wider academic and non-academic community.