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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

The Selective Re-Bordering of Citizenship and Migration

Ayelet Shachar

Thursday, November 5, 2015
12:00 p.m.
Barat House
Boston College Law School

with Ayelet Shachar, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Toronto

RSVP to clough.center@bc.edu. Lunch will be served. 

Part of The Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence

 


about the speaker


 

Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Toronto. She has published and lectured widely on citizenship theory, immigration law, multiculturalism, cultural diversity and women's rights, law and religion in comparative perspective, talent migration and global inequality. She was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Shachar is the award-winning author of Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights (Cambridge University Press), The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality (Harvard University Press)—named international ethics notable book in recognition of its “superior scholarship and contribution to the field of international ethics,” and over seventy articles and book chapters published in venues such as the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, NYU Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal. She is the recipient of excellence awards in three different countries, the most recent of which was awarded to her by the Migration & Citizenship Section of the APSA.

Shachar earned her LL.B in law and B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University; LL.M. and J.S.D, both from Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale, she was law clerk to Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel. In addition to delivering keynotes and lectures to academic and general audiences on five different continents, Shachar sits on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals in her field and has provided pro-bono expert consultation to judges, governmental commissions and the World Bank, as well as non-governmental organizations specializing in citizenship, immigration and religious toleration. Shachar has held appointments as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School, and the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She is also a member of the Max Planck Society – one of the world’s leading research organizations in science and humanities. Her new book, Olympic Citizenship (to be published by Oxford University Press), explores the legal and ethical challenges of international migration, focusing on the highly skilled.