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National Coordinator Biography

United States 

Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard University

Dr. Anker is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. She is the author of the leading treatise, Law of Asylum in the United States, and has drafted ground-breaking guidelines and amicus curiae briefs. Much of her work has focused on gender and gender violence as a basis for asylum, and she is currently involved in questions of asylum eligibility and trafficking, disability status, religious beliefs and family membership. She speaks regularly at conferences as well as programs for continuing education and training of judges and lawyers, including most recently for the International Association of Refugee Law Judges.

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