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Max and Ruth Freedman Lecture: 'Unraveling the Immigration Narrative'

Event Details

September 29, 2016
5:00 pm

Goodell Hall

Room: Bernie Dallas Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Harvard University labor economist George Borjas will discuss main arguments from his book “We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative” as part of a panel for the Social Science Matters speaker series on Migration. Accompanying him on the panel will be Jenny Hunt from Rutgers.

Appetizers will be served outside the Bernie Dallas Room immediately following the panel. This event is hosted by the departments of Economics and Resource Economics. This event is sponsored by Robert J. Rosen ‘69 and Nancy J. Rosen ‘70 in memory of her parents, Max and Ruth Freedman.

The Social Science Matters speaker series showcases the contributions of various social science disciplines to pressing current societal issues. The series demonstrate the cross-disciplinary connections within and beyond the College Social and Behavioral Sciences, and has covered topics such as inequality and resistance in past iterations.

This year's theme, Perspectives on Migration, features experts discussing policy and intellectual questions around migration, including how U.S. immigration policy will be impacted by the current presidential candidates and the humanitarian crisis of the current worldwide refugee movement.