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Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa

STATEMENT BY THE CLARKE INITIATIVE
February 2, 2017

The Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa condemns in the strongest possible terms the action of the United States government, on January 27, 2017, to ban from entry into the United States nationals of seven Muslim-majority nations. Invidious discrimination should have no place in public policy. The Clarke Initiative will continue to promote knowledge and understanding of the Middle East and North Africa and our relationship to it, as well as to support research and scholarship dedicated to those ends.

Chantal Thomas, Director of the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa

The Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa is a cumulative project that focuses on current legal, political, economic, and social changes in the Middle East.

Made possible by the generosity of Cornell alumnus Jack Clarke, the Initiative seeks to be a part of the continuing academic and legal development in the region.

The Initiative includes collaborations with Middle East specialists in academia, policy, and the legal profession in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.