The Asylum Whirlwind: Where Are We Now?

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 discussed the barriers currently facing asylum-seekers at the border and inside the United States. She also addressed the ways in which these barriers reflect historical trends in restricting access to asylum. The event was 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.

Originally recorded on November 9, 2021.