Brian Gorlick - Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
Brian teaches on the MA course, and he is also Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative and is currently engaged in consultancy and volunteer work on international public law and promotion of refugee and migrant rights.
Brian worked with the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UN Secretariat in a number of senior positions for over twenty-five years. With UNHCR he served in Turkey, India, Sweden, New York, the Caribbean, Bangladesh, Malaysia and the Department of International Protection at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva. He has also been on UN mission to some forty countries around the globe. Prior to joining the United Nations, Brian worked as legal counsel in the areas of immigration, refugee and administrative law in Toronto.
For several years Brian was Policy Developments Editor of the International Journal of Refugee Law (Oxford University Press). He has published on international and comparative refugee and human rights law, gender rights, immigration and national security, and global administrative law, and has lectured and taught at university and training institutions in Asia, Europe and North America. He holds degrees from the University of Winnipeg (BA), York University (MA), Osgoode Hall Law School (JD), and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LLM, with distinction) and was called to the Ontario Bar.