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Armed Xenophobia: The Global War Against Immigrants

Armed
Various
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:00 PM to Friday, February 17, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Leading scholars discuss the world-wide upswell of violence against immigrants.

Armed Xenophobia: The Global War Against Immigrants is a Forum organized by the Nathan and Jeannette Miller Center for Historical Studies and Center for the History of the New America to discuss the world-wide upswell of violence against immigrants.

Presentation Details: 

Thursday, Feb. 16: Keynote Address by Jeffrey Kaye 

5:00 pm, Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes Hall), Reception to follow 

College of Arts and Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill will introduce the keynote speaker. 

Jeffrey Kaye is a freelance journalist, writer, and producer. He is the author of Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration (Wiley, 2010). He worked as a correspondent for the PBS NewsHour for 25 years and was a longtime contributor to "World Report," the public affairs program of HDNet television. Kaye has traveled the world as a reporter, and is a frequent public speaker and commentator, chiefly on the subject of immigration. 

Friday, Feb. 17: Roundtable Discussion 

1:00-3:00 pm, McKeldin Library Special Events Room (6th floor) 

Participants: 

Carolyn Brown, American University (focus: the Americas) 

Marlène Laruelle, George Washington University (focus: Eurasia) 

Mark Miller, University of Delaware (focus: Europe) 

Susan Terrio, Georgetown University (focus: Europe and U.S.) 

Carolyn Brown is assistant professor of journalism at American University's School of Communication. Before joining AU's faculty, she worked at for MSNBC News, Fox News Channel, CBS news, and NBC Sports. Professor Brown's area of expertise is immigration/the border, and she recently produced a documentary, On the Line, which followed the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps in their activities on Arizona's border with Mexico. Other current projects include researching the history and growth of Spanish-language television in the United States. 

Marlène Laruelle is a Research Professor of International Affairs, The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC. 

Mark J. Miller is Emma Smith Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He specializes in Migration Studies, Comparative Politics, and European Politics. His research focuses on comparative immigration and refugee policies, global migration and migration and security. He teaches classes on international migration, Arab/Israeli politics, comparative political terrorism, European politics, and the politics of post-industrial states. 

Susan Terrio is a cultural anthropologist who teaches in the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University where she specializes in youth and globalization, legal systems, juvenile justice, migration, race and ethnicity in France and the United States. Her latest book, Judging Mohammed. Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration, and Exclusion at the Paris Palace of Justice, was published by Stanford University Press in 2009. Professor Terrio is currently at work on a new book, which focuses on the federal custodial system for undocumented, unaccompanied minors in the United States.

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