Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
UNTIL THE RECENT SHOWDOWNS IN WASHINGTON brought other policy initiatives to a standstill, movement on immigration reform was significant, even astounding. It is unusual for a divisive issue to jump from the near oblivion of repeated legislative failures to the center of the political and policy stage as quickly as immigration reform had done since the beginning of the year. And the broad policy prescription on which both a bipartisan group of eight senators and the president appeared to agree was nothing short of audacious. In fact, a mere few months earlier, virtually all congressional Republicans and a fair number of Democrats would have pronounced the plan dead on arrival. And now, as pressure for legislative accomplishment compels a return to immigration reform, Papademetriou provides a clear and incisive look at the various proposals, their virtues, and their potential pitfalls.
Lunch provided, discussion encouraged. More
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 5:30pm
As part of its Origins of the Twenty-First Century: People, Policies, Politics series of graduate-student workshops, the Graduate Social Science & Policy Forum presents two papers on the theme, "New Policies, New Institutions, and New Communities." Nichole Nelson (Vanderbilt University Dept. of History) will discuss "A Model for America: Racial Integration in South Orange, New Jersey." C. Luke Victor (University of Kentucky Dept. of History) will discuss, "Move ’em, Dam It!: A Social History of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1915-1940."
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Various Events: Times and Locations TBA.
Maria Cristina Garcia is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. She studies refugees, immigrants, exiles, and transnationals in the Americas. Her first book, Havana USA (1996), examined the migration of Cubans to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. Her second book, Seeking Refuge (2006), is a study of the individuals, groups, and organizations that responded to the Central American refugee crisis of the 1980s and 1990s, and helped shape refugee policies throughout North America. Garcia has been chosen as a fellow for 2013-14 by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Her project as a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow in residence will be “Refuge in Post-Cold War America.”
Co-sponsored by the Trustees' Council of Penn Women, the Department of History, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and the Penn Program on Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Citizenship.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
As part of its Origins of the Twenty-First Century: People, Policies, Politics series of graduate-student workshops, the Graduate Social Science & Policy Forum presents two papers on the theme, "New Nations, Old States, and Great Power Conflict." Meicen Sun (Penn Political Science) will discuss "Red army, Blue Helmets: Evaluating the nature of change in China’s participation in UN Peacekeeping." Claire Kaiser (Penn History) will discuss, "The Soviet Roots of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict."
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Eduction at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. With Carola Suárez-Orozco, he co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Immigration Projects and co-founded and co-directed Immigration Studies at NYU. Suárez-Orozco served as the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education and Culture at Harvard University from 2001 to 2004 and as professor of human development and psychology at Harvard from 1995 to 2001. Suárez-Orozco is the author of numerous scholarly essays, award-winning books and edited volumes published by Harvard University Press, Stanford University Press, the University of California Press, Cambridge University Press and New York University Press. He has written scholarly papers in a range of disciplines and languages in international journals and is regularly featured in the global media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, U.S News & World Report, the Huffington Post, the Economist, NPR, CNN and MSNBC, as well as in numerous overseas outlets.
A scholar without borders, Suárez-Orozco was appointed special adviser for education, peace and justice to the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He was also elected a member of the fellowships committee for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and a member of the editorial board of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hiroshi Motomura Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at the UCLA Law School. His book, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States (2007) won the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award from the Association of American Publishers as the year’s best book in Law and Legal Studies, and was chosen by the U.S. Department of State for its Suggested Reading List for Foreign Service Officers. One of his current projects is a companion volume, Immigration Outside the Law. In addition, Professor Motomura has published many significant articles and essays on immigration and citizenship. He has testified as an immigration expert in the U.S. Congress, has served as co-counsel or a volunteer consultant in several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal appeals courts, and has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration.
Motomura is one of the co-founders and current directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center. In the fall of 2008, he was an outside advisor to the Obama-Biden Transition Team's Working Group on Immigration Policy. Professor Motomura also is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Migration Review. Before coming home to California and joining the permanent faculty of UCLA Law in 2008, Professor Motomura was Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and before that Nicholas Doman Professor of International Law at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:30pm
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:30pm
As part of its Origins of the Twenty-First Century: People, Policies, Politics series of graduate-student workshops, the Graduate Social Science & Policy Forum presents two papers on the theme, "New Forms of Child Sociability." Gideon Dishon (Penn Education, Culture and Society Program) will discuss "What Are We Building Anyway? The Origin and Function of Team Sports as Tools of Character Development" Tom Brinkerhoff (Penn History) will discuss, "Government Agents of a Different Order: Children, Print Culture, and the Shaping of Contemporary Argentine Political Discourse."
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Devesh Kapur is Associate Professor of Political Science at Penn and Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India. He was appointed Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India in 2006. Prior to arriving at Penn, Professor Kapur was Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, and before that the Frederick Danziger Associate Professor of Government at Harvard. His research focuses on human capital, national and international public institutions, and the ways in which local-global linkages, especially international migration and international institutions, affect political and economic change in developing countries, especially India.
Kapur’s books include Diaspora, Democracy and Development: The Impact of International Migration from India on India (Princeton University Press, 2010) and, with John McHale, Give Us Your Best and Brightest: The Global Hunt for Talent and Its Impact on the Developing World (2006). He is the recipient of the Joseph R. Levenson Teaching Prize awarded to the best junior faculty, Harvard College, in 2005.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 5:30pm
As part of its Origins of the Twenty-First Century: People, Policies, Politics series of graduate-student workshops, the Graduate Social Science & Policy Forum presents two papers on the theme, "New Spatialization of Race and Housing." Anthony Pratcher (Penn History) and Colin McGrath (Penn History) will discuss "Section 236 in Phoenix: Federal Policy and the Local Placement of Multi-Family Housing." Charlotte E. Jacobs (Penn GSE) and David Schor (Penn GSE) will discuss, "Public School Desegregation Efforts in Philadelphia 1955-1980."
The Origins of Migration Between Mexico & the U.S. (Laurencio Sanguino, SSPF Postdoctoral Fellow, with Jose Moya and Madeline Hsu)Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
IN THIS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW WORKSHOP, Laurencio Sanguino presents new work developed from his dissertation, "The Origins of Migration between Mexico and the United States, 1905-1945." The focus of his work this year has been Zamora, Michoacán, and its transformation into one of the most important migrant-sending communities in Mexico between 1885 and 1965. Jose Moya (Barnard College) and Madeline Hsu (UT Austin) will comment on Sanguino's manuscript.