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

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Clark Hall, 700 142 Sciences Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850

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.



  • 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 can join us via Zoom webinar.  

Please note: For those joining in-person please bring your Cornell ID per University COVID-19 guidelines as of September 24th.

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Lecture, Panel Discussion


Law School, Government, Sociology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Global Cornell, Migrations, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Center for the Study of Inequality

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Diversity, Public Engagement






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Ascari Chotoosingh

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