2020 Riesenfeld Symposium - Borderline: Problems and Perspectives in Global Migration


The Berkeley Journal of International Law cordially invites you, in conjunction with the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, to join us in honor of our 2020 Riesenfeld Award recipient, Guy Goodwin-Gill, Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law of the University of Oxford. The 2020 Riesenfeld Symposium is entitled "Borderline: Problems and Perspectives in Global Migration."

One of the great traditions at Berkeley Law is the annual Riesenfeld Symposium, which allows students, alumni, faculty, and staff to come together to recognize and celebrate achievement in international law. Each year, BJIL presents the keynote speaker with the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award, traditionally given to a distinguished scholar or practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law. The purpose of the award is to honor the memory of Professor Stefan A. Riesenfeld ?37, who devoted much of his life and career to the study and practice of international law, and to recognize a recipient who has demonstrated a commitment to the values and ideas that Professor Riesenfeld espoused and advocated.

The 2020 Riesenfeld Award will be given to keynote speaker Guy Goodwin-Gill, co-chair of ASIL's International Refugee Law Interest Group. Widely recognized as the preeminent legal scholar in the field, he formerly practiced as a barrister from Blackstone Chambers in London. His distinguished career has encompassed various roles with UNHCR, advocacy before the courts in a number of prominent cases, and academic posts in Canada and throughout Europe. Since joining the Kaldor Centre in 2017, he has served as Acting Director, published widely and regularly comments in the media.

Mr. Goodwin-Gill's keynote will be followed by a panel, fireside chat, and reception with leading practitioners in the immigration and refugee realm. Other confirmed speakers include:

Andrea Gurrero, Director, Alliance San Diego

Bree Bernwanger, Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Dan Farber, Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, Berkeley Law School

Jane McAdam, Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales

Kate Jastram, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, UC Hastings, Co-director, ASIL International Refugee Law Interest Group

Katerina Linos, Professor, Berkeley Law, Co-Directer, Miller Center for Global Challenges and the Law

Roxanna Altholz, Co-Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Berkeley Law

The Agenda is as follows:


1:30 pm | WELCOME and KEYNOTE by professor Guy Goodwin Gill

3:15 pm | PANEL


6:00 pm | RECEPTION

Date and Location

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Berkeley Law, Booth Auditorium
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