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Remaking America: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and Its Impact

This event, being hosted by the Center of the History of the New America and co-sponsored by MPRC, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Hart-Cellar Act.
When Nov 12, 2015
from 08:30 AM to 02:30 PM
Where Stamp Student Union Prince George's Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-4302
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Session Information

 

8:30 a.m.       Breakfast

9:00 a.m.       Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:30 a.m.       Session One:  Immigrants and Migrants in the New America

            Chair:  Christina Getrich, University of Maryland

            Speakers:

  • Jennifer Bickham Mendez, William and Mary College [on Latino/Hispanic communities]
  • Christina M. Greer, Fordham University [on African communities]
  • Sam Vong, Gustavus Adolphus College [on Asian communities]

 

11:15 a.m.       Break

11:30 a.m.      Keynote address:  Erika Lee, University of Minnesota
“Immigrant America at the Crossroads:  Fifty Years after the 1965 Immigration Act”

1:00  p.m.      Lunch

2:30 p.m.       Session Two: The Hart-Celler Act and Its Legacy

            Chair:  Ruth Wasem, Library of Congress        

            Speakers:

  • Nancy Foner, Hunter College
  • Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jan Padios, University of Maryland
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