Past Event

Has the 1951 Refugee Convention come to an End?

November 6, 2020
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

CSIL is proud to host a talk by Professor Seyla Benhabib on recent developments in the doctrine and application of the 1951 Refugee Convention, one of the main legal instruments governing the movement of refugees and asylum seekers across borders. The talk will focus on processes of "deterritorialization", whereby states outsource their obligations under the Convention to other state and non-state actors, and on developments brought on by the covid pandemic.


Professor Seyla Benhabib

Seyla Benhabib is a senior research scholar and adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Columbia University Department of Philosophy and a senior fellow at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought. Professor Benhabib is a distinguished international scholar who is known for her research and teaching on social and political thought, particularly 20th century German thought and Hannah Arendt. Over the past two decades, she has become recognized for her contributions to migration and citizenship studies as well as her work on gender and multiculturalism.

The first 25 people who RSVP and attend the event will receive a $10 Grubhub gift certificate. RSVP here, and join the event here.