Past Events


NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten to speak at IIR April Colloquium

Institute for Immigration Research

Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, Third floor, Room D

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is pleased to present Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, as guest IIR colloquium speaker on Thursday, April 14th. Please join us to learn how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act. Mr. Gjelten will share the impact of this law and how it has transformed America, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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IIR March 2016 Colloquium: "Immigrants, Entrepreneurship, and the Arts"

Institute for Immigration Research

Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, Room D (Third Floor)

What does entrepreneurship mean? It is common for people to define entrepreneurship in a narrow way confined to self-employment, seeking maximum profitability. However a broader understanding sees entrepreneurship as an outlook that produces value of all types based on flexible, innovative and creative efforts. Our panel discussion group will examine the practices and contributions of artists, particularly immigrant artists, and how they provide an ideal means to illustrate this view in US society.

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Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrants Speak Out

Book Talk and DVD Presentation

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Johnson Center Cinema

As part of our ongoing series of forums, Migration Projects @ Mason is pleased to announce a book talk and DVD presentation of Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrants Speak Out. Kent Wong, Director of UCLA’s Center for Labor Research and Education, and Mantias Ramos, UCLA graduate and immigration rights activist will discuss the DREAM Act, an important piece of legislation designed to ensure that all students have access to higher education.

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