Cornell University

Migration as Decolonization

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Myron Taylor Hall, 182
Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Existing international law does a poor job of regulating international migration. The root of international law’s dysfunctional relationship with international mobility is this law’s steadfast protection of the almost unfettered right of a state to exclude non-citizens. 

In this fascinating talk, Professor E. Tendayi Achiume proposes that re-conceiving the movement of certain migrants across international borders today as decolonization offers a new and productive logic, ethics, and lens for international law’s application to global migration.

This event is funded by the GPSAFC and open to the Graduate Community. Please contact Nick Kline at for any special arrangements you may require in order to attend this event.

Event Type

Lecture, Special Event


Law School, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Government, Africana Studies and Research Center, International Programs, Institute for African Development

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Contact Name

Nick Kline

Contact Phone

(850) 524-3536


Professor E. Tendayi Achiume

Speaker Affiliation

UCLA School of Law

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Open To

the Graduate community and the public

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