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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Reimagining Refugee Law

reimagining refugee law

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:30 p.m.

Room 115A, East Wing, Boston College Law School

with Alexander Aleinikoff, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute

In partnership with the Center for Human Rights and International Justice

about the speaker


Alex Aleinikoff

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, the former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, is a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where he works with the U.S. and International programs on asylum and migration and development topics. He is also Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Huo Global Policy Initiative Research Fellow at Columbia's Global Policy Initiative. Prior to his service with the U.N., Aleinikoff was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center (1997-2010), where he also served as Dean and as Executive Vice President of Georgetown University (2004-10). He was a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School from 1981 to 1997, and he served as General Counsel, and then Executive Associate Commissioner for Programs, at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) from 1994-97. He was Co-Chair of the Immigration Task Force for President Obama's transition team.

A leading scholar in immigration and refugee law, Mr. Aleinikoff has published numerous books and articles in the areas of immigration law policy, refugee law, citizenship, race, statutory interpretation, and constitutional law.