Provost Forum: Immigration in a Divided World
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Immigration combines enormous technical complexity with emotionally charged concerns about national identity. This Forum examines how underlying issues of sovereignty and humanitarianism intersect with cultural, ethnic and economic issues. It focuses on specific areas of tension within and between nations over issues of immigration.
Open to Duke students, faculty, and staff and members of the Durham and North Carolina communities
Full agenda and participant biographies available. Registration will open September 16. This is a two-day event; please see the Thursday agenda. We recognize many will be unable to attend the entire forum due to other commitments and encourage people to register for the events they are able to attend.
5:30-7:00 Immigration Between Nationalism and Humanitarianism Moderated Conversation
Reception afterward for attendees
- Moderator: Suzanne Shanahan, Director, Kenan Institute for Ethics
- Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review and author, My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home
- Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize winner, Founder, Define American and author, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
Resources and Considerations for Civil Discourse
About the Forum
The Forum is organized by a university-wide steering committee, and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The committee is co-chaired by Associate Provost Noah Pickus and Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement Abbas Benmamoun. Additional members include: Abdullah Antepli, Gary Bennett, Joseph Blocher, Peter Feaver, Jennifer Goins, Eisha Jain, Hallie Knuffman, Mitchell Melkonian, Şeun Bello Olámosù, Liliana Paredes, Gunther Peck, and Suzanne Shanahan. Members of the Student Advisory Committee are: Daisy Almonte, Reiss Becker, Lizzie Bond, Saheel Chodavadia, Corey Pilson (artist), Axel Herrera Ramos, and Nicolás Sánchez.
For more information, contact Jennifer Goins.