The Asylum Whirlwind: Where Are We Now?

November 09, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

Please join us for a conversation with Karen Musalo, the founding director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) at U.C. Hastings College of Law. Drawing on her leadership in landmark gender-based asylum cases, Ms. Musalo will discuss the barriers currently facing asylum-seekers at the border and inside the United States. She will also address the ways in which these barriers reflect historical trends in restricting access to asylum. The event is organized by the Immigrant Rights Clinic, the Center for International and Comparative Law, the International Human Rights Clinic, and the Duke Immigrant & Refugee Project. It is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; the Human Rights Law Society; the International Law Society; and Duke Law ACLU. Grab and go lunches will be provided. For more information, please contact Kate Weaver at
Zoom Webinar ID : 932 0545 7336

Karen Musalo
Founding director, Center for Gender & Refugee
Studies, U.C. Hastings College of Law

Shane Ellison, Moderator
Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising
Attorney, Immigrant Rights Clinic