Deborah Anker, Celeste Cantor-Stephens, Chowra Makaremi and Adrian Rennix

Feb 2, 2023

Border Lines

Refugees and the International Order

New Books Network 2021

Climate change and war have flung millions of people on the move, who often seek safe harbor in the very countries responsible for their displacement. But despite the lofty ideals and supposed simplicity of international refugee law, it turns out borders are not really the fixed lines on a map we imagine them to be.


  • Deborah Anker is Clinical Professor of Law and Founder of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC).
  • Celeste Cantor-Stephens is a musician, interdisciplinary artist, writer, teacher and activist.
  • Chowra Makaremi is an anthropologist and tenured research scholar at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris.
  • Adrian Rennix is a writer and an immigration attorney practicing near the southern border.

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