Refuge, Refusal, Rights: A Conversation with Lamis Abdelaaty and Rebecca Hamlin

Event Date

10/28/2021 - 13:00

Location: 700, Clark Hall

Political scientists Rebecca Hamlin and Lamis Abdelaaty are migration scholars whose work has broad implications for the study of asylum and migrant rights. In their new books, they look closely at the categories and labels that we assign to people on the move, how states respond to refugees, and how these labels and asylum systems affect people on the move.

They'll join Cornell's Migrations initiative and a small panel of Cornell scholars to discuss their new books and the future of asylum and immigration systems across multiple countries and world regions. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Department of Government.


Rebecca Hamlin, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, author of Crossing: How We Label and React to People on the Move
Lamis Abdelaaty, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, author of Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees


Chiara Galli, Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology at Cornell
Ian Kysel, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Cornell


Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; John S. Knight Professor of International Studies

Hybrid Event: Members of the Cornell community are welcome and encouraged to join in person. Those outside Cornell or unable to make the event in person can join via Zoom webinar.

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