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T. Alexander Aleinikoff

Visiting Professor of Law and Huo Global Policy Initiative Research Fellow, Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Columbia University

T. Alexander Aleinikoff is a Visiting Professor at the Law School for the Spring 2016 term. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva. Prior to his service with the U.N., he was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center (1997-2010), where he also served as dean (2004-2010). Aleinikoff was a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School from 1981 to 1997.

Aleinikoff was co-chair of the Immigration Task Force for President Barack Obama’s transition team. From 1994 to 1997, he served as the general counsel, and then executive associate commissioner for programs, at the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).