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Jan 30

American Heritage Conversation: Immigration Then and Now

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Dr. Katherine Benton-Cohen, associate professor of history at Georgetown University, will speak about America's immigration history from the early twentieth century to the current day. This talk is sponsored by the American Heritage Initiative.

Katherine Benton-Cohen is the author of Borderline Americans: Racial Division and Labor War in the Arizona Borderlands (2009). Her new book, Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission and its Legacy (2018), examines the long-lasting policy impact of the largest study of immigrants in American history, conducted in the early twentieth century. She has received many grants and awards, including from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Coordinating Council for Women in History, and the National History Center.

Lunch will be provided.

Location: Main Campus: Gerard Dining Hall