migration

migration

The Chinese in Cuba: From Bondage to Transnational Citizenship

A lecture by Kathleen López
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Kathleen López, assistant professor in the department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean studies at Rutgers University, examines the discrimination Chinese migrants faced in Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Beyond Argo & The Shahs of Sunset: A True Portrait of Iranian Americans

A lecture by Mehdi Bozorgmehr
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Join Mehdi Bozorgmehr for a discussion of Iranian immigration to the U.S. from the mid-1960s to the present. Bozorgmehr offers an up-to-date and objective profile of Iranian Americans, challenging some of the existing stereotypes about this misunderstood ethnic group. 

Back to Africa: Free Black Migrations to Lagos in the 19th century

A lecture by Abosede George
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Abosede George, assistant professor of history and Africana studies, examines how migrant communities played a key role in shaping the culture, society, and infrastructure of the fascinating 19th-century port city of Lagos. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.

Democracy & Immigration Policy in the U.S., Canada, & Latin America

A lecture by David Cook-Martín
Thursday, November 7, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

The Forum on Migration welcomes David Cook-Martin for an exploration of the relationship between racism and political liberalism in the Americas.

Fighting Someone Else's Wars? Irish Mercenaries, Soldiers, and Adventurers in the New World, 1776-1865

A lecture by José Shane Brownrigg-Gleeson
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

José Shane Brownrigg-Gleeson considers how Irish loyalties to North and South American countries shaped their shifting identities and transformed the ethno-national images of Irish in the new world. 

Basques in New York & Beyond

A conference
Thursday, October 10, 2013
2 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Scholars from the Basque country and the U.S. explore the Basque presence in New York City and the larger United States from the 19th century to the present. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.

The Strategic Production of Chinese Immigrants as Model Minorities, 1948-1965

A lecture by Madeline Y. Hsu
Thursday, September 26, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how shifts in immigration laws and practices produced the idea of Chinese, and other Asian immigrants, as high-achieving “model minorities.”