HIRC Director Debbie Anker joins 2018 Human Rights Symposium

On January 27th, a group of Harvard students held the inaugural human rights symposium Human Rights: Adapting to the Challenges of Our Times at the Kennedy School of Government. The Symposium was an opportunity for activists, scholars, and students to come together to discuss the challenges, and potential collaborations, for human rights movements across the globe. HIRC… Read More

HIRC hosts “Women Refugees And Why Law Matters” event for HLS bicentennial

On October 27th, in honor of the bicentennial celebration of the Harvard Law School, HIRC led a conversation on gender asylum titled “Women Refugees And Why Law Matters.” The session, which was organized and moderated by HIRC’s Sabi Ardalan (HLS’02), brought together a diverse group of speakers who offered unique perspectives on the state of… Read More

President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Continues to Exceed His Authority under the INA

On September 24, President Trump issued a new proclamation restricting travel to the United States from eight countries— Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, Venezuela, and North Korea. On Monday, the Supreme Court cancelled oral arguments scheduled for October 10 on the consolidated cases related to the previous iteration of Trump’s travel ban and will… Read More

Immigration Response Initiative students featured in the Harvard Law Bulletin

“The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program hummed with activity late into the night as students worked on amicus briefs and human rights abuse documentation for clients. Founded and directed by asylum scholar and Clinical Professor Deborah Anker LL.M. ’84, the Harvard Law program has involved students in the direct representation of asylum seekers and… Read More

Deborah Anker to moderate FDR Memorial Lecture, “Formulating a new good neighbor policy”

HIRC’s Deborah Anker will moderate the 8th annual FDR memorial lecture, entitled “Formulating a new good neighbor policy.” The lecture will bring together Republican entrepreneur Solomon Trujillo and Democratic former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, co-founders of the Latino Donor Collaborative, to renew FDR’s call for thoughtful cross-cultural engagement. Read More