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Monday, August 26, 2013

International Seminar On Multiple Citizenship And Migration

International Seminar On Multiple Citizenship And Migration
October 28-29,  2013 
CIESAS Research Center,
Guadalajara, Mexico.  
This international seminar gathers experts in the field of multiple citizenship and migration, especially Latin Americans in the World. It aims to establish a debate about the innovative practices generated by this collective of multiple citizens, and their implications for public policy.  *Speakers:  Antonio Izquierdo, University of La Coruña, Spain; David Cook-Martin, Grinnell College, Iowa, United States; Leticia Calderón Chelius, Instituto Mora, Mexico; Ernesto Rodríguez Chávez, ITAM , Mexico; Salvador Berumen Sandoval, Ministry of Interior, Mexico; Pablo Mateos, CIESAS / University College London, Mexico / UK; Agustín Escobar, CIESAS, Mexico; Jorge Durand, University of Guadalajara -CIDE, Mexico; Yossi Harpaz, Princeton University, United States. 
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“Enrique’s Journey.”

Thursday, August 29, 4 PM 
370 Dwinnelle Hall
“Enrique’s Journey. 
Sonia Nazario.  Mexican and Central American migrants, once predominately men, are now mostly women and children. Nazario will discuss the three months she spent atop freight trains traveling through Mexico to chronicle the story of one young migrant, Enrique, and how her experiences changed her views on immigration.Sonia Nazario is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Enrique’s Journey and has been named among the most influential Latinos in the U.S.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Institute of Governmental Studies’ (IGS) Colloquium on Race, Ethnicity and Immigration’s (REI)

The Institute of Governmental Studies’ (IGS)
Colloquium on Race, Ethnicity and Immigration’s (REI) 

2013-14 Schedule of Speakers.
Presentations will be on Fridays, 12:30pm to 2pm, in the Harris Room, 119 Moses Hall (on the dates specified below).
Lunch will be provided.  Please join us!

FALL 2013

*September 13, 2013
Amon Emeka
Department of Sociology
University of Southern California
Title: “African Immigrants in U.S. Labor markets:  Black experience or Immigrant experience?”

*October 4, 2013
Megan Francis
Department of Political Science
Pepperdine University
Topic: Civil Rights and American Political Development

*October 18, 2013
Tasha Philpot
Department of Government
Center for African and African American Studies; Center for Women's and Gender Studies
University of Texas, Austin
Topic: Political Psychology; Public Opinion; African American Political Behavior

*November 15, 2013
Steven Raphael
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley
Topic: Racial Inequality; Criminal Justice; Labor Economics


*January 24, 2014
Gabriel Sanchez
Department of Political Science
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy
University of New Mexico
Topic: Latino Political Behavior

*February 21, 2014

*March 7, 2014
Lafleur Stephens
Robert Woods Johnson Fellow, UC Berkeley
Department of Political Science
Princeton University
Topic: Race, Campaigns, and Public Opinion

 *April 11, 2014
Corey Fields
Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Topic: Race, Culture, and Identity; African American Republicans


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

he Promise and Pitfalls of Comparative Research Design in the Study of Migration.

Bloemraad, Irene.  2013.  The Promise and Pitfalls of Comparative Research Design in the Study of Migration. Migration Studies 1(1): 1-20.  Available at:


Thursday, August 01, 2013

The Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent

The Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent
Foreign workers in this country take up too many American jobs and keep domestic wages for high-tech low? Vivek Wadhwa doesn't think so. Responding to Wednesday's post, Wadhwa sees this competition as a necessary and healthy way to keep America innovative.


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