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Contemporary Unauthorized African Migration and Decolonization

The African Activist Association presents a talk by Professor Tendayi Achiume.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA

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E. Tendayi Achiume is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a research associate of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. The current focus of her work is the global governance of racism and xenophobia; and the legal and ethical implications of colonialism for contemporary international migration. Her publications include: Migration as Decolonization, Stanford Law Review (forthcoming 2019); Governing Xenophobia, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (forthcoming 2018); Syria, Cost-Sharing and the Responsibility to Protect Refugees, 100 Minnesota Law Review 687 (2015); and Beyond Prejudice: Structural Xenophobic Discrimination Against Refugees, 45(2) Georgetown Journal of International Law 323 (2014). In November 2017, the UN Human Rights Council appointed her the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance making Professor Achiume the first woman to serve in this role. In 2016, she co-chaired the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law. Professor Achiume earned her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the Yale Law School. She also served as a law clerk for Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and Justice Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She is a core faculty member of the UCLA Law School Promise Institute for Human Rights, the Critical Race Studies Program and the Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

African Activist Association310-825-3686

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, African Activist Association at UCLA