The R.F. Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy … More
This article investigates the role the law has played in the construction of the US–Mexico border wall. It explores two … More
January 21, 2.10 – 4.10 pm
Lecture by Noora Lori (Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School, Boston University)
The Jurisprudence Lecture, delivered by Ayelet Shachar, challenges the established dichotomy between open and closed borders, showing that one of the most remarkable developments of recent years is that borders are simultaneously both more open and more closed. Membership boundaries are not fixed or static. Instead, they expand or shrink, selectively and strategically, depending on the target populations they encounter.
In recent years, surveillance technologies have increasingly been deployed to monitor, control, and curtail the movement of people. The pandemic is accelerating this trend. While controlling the spread of Covid-19 is of paramount importance, a global regime of technologically enabled exclusion underpinned by a discourse of contagion is emerging. Even in a crisis, a debate over the future of mobility and technological surveillance is critical.
In a new article published in the UNESCO Courier, Prof Ayelet Shachar warns that the COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the trends … More
Congratulations to Professor Ayelet Shachar who has been appointed to the Munk School’s Robert F. Harney Professorship in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies for … More
The shifting border: Legal cartographies of migration and mobility
Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (MPI MMG), has been … More