Thursday, January 28, 2016


T. Alexander Aleinikoff to Deliver Gruber Lecture Feb. 8

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Deputy High Commissioner in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice on February 8, 2016.

The lecture will take place at 4:30 pm in room 127 and is open to the public. A panel discussion will follow on February 9 from 12:10 to 1 pm at Yale Law School.

WATCH a webcast of the event.

T. Alexander Aleinikoff ’77, a leading scholar in immigration and refugee law, is currently Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Huo Global Policy Initiative Research Fellow at Columbia's Global Policy Initiative. From July to December 2015, he was on assignment with the U.N. Secretariat in New York. He served as the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva from 2010 to 2015.

Prior to his service with the U.N., Aleinikoff was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center (1997-2010), where he also served as dean and as Executive Vice President of Georgetown University (2004-2010). Aleinikoff was a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School from 1981 to 1997. Aleinikoff was co-chair of the Immigration Task Force for President Barack Obama's transition team. From 1994 to 1997, he served as the general counsel, and then executive associate commissioner for programs, at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Aleinikoff has published numerous books and articles in the areas of immigration law, refugee law, citizenship, race, statutory interpretation, and constitutional law. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Swarthmore College.

The Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice and the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Rights feature speakers whose exceptional achievements have served the causes of global justice and women's rights.

To learn more about previous Gruber lectures, visit the program’s webpage.