Fall 2011 COMPAS Conference


"Immigration: What's at Stake?"

October 20-21, 2011

The first major interdisciplinary conference of the Immigration COMPAS, organized with the support of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, will focus on core ethical, political, social, and economic issues related to immigration. The conference will bring together a truly distinguished set of researchers addressing the main challenges and opportunities immigration poses in the modern world.

The conference aims to interest not only researchers and students, but the broader community. Beside the academic panels, there will be two panels specifically oriented to public discussion. The introductory panel will focus on broad demographic changes on international, national, and local levels, including discussion of how immigration has affected Ohio. The final session will be a Question & Answer session moderated by Fred Andrle (WOSU), encouraging reflective engagement by the community.

Keynote Address:  "Immigration Today:  Mañana Forever"

7:30 pm, Thursday, October 20
Performance Hall, Ohio Union

Jorge Castañeda, Former Foreign Minister of Mexico and current Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University

Professor Castañeda’s address is supported in part by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, under the auspices of the The President and Provost's Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series, the Politics, Society, and Law (PSL) Scholars program,the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and theOrganization of Hispanic Faculty and Staff, and the University-wide Council of Hispanic Organizations.