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The African and African-American Studies Research Center at UCSD presents a lecture by Cawo Abdi of University of Minnesota. The talk examines the routes and rationales and factors that influence migration.
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Keynote Speaker and Session 1: Local Context and Its Impact on Political behavior and Attitudes
Session 2: Policy Implications of Demographic Change
February 24, 2012
UCSD, The Weaver Center, Institute of Americas
12:00-12:10 Welcome and Introduction, Marisa Abrajano (UCSD) and R. Michael Alvarez (Cal Tech)
12:15-1:15 Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Michael J. Aguirre (Former San Diego City Attorney), “Putting Research Into Action”
Moderator: Steve Erie, UCSD
1:15-3:15 Session 1: Local Context and Its Impact on Political Behavior and Attitudes
1. Marisa Abrajano (UCSD) and R. Michael Alvarez (Cal Tech)
2. Zoltan Hajnal (UCSD), “Multi-Ethnic Context and Minority Policy Attitudes”
Discussant: Ron Schmidt (CSULB)
3. Janelle Wong (USC), “Immigration, Religion and Conservative …
Seminar to be held on Tuesday, February 21st in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm.
“`Something there is that doesn’t love a wall’: Late Nineteenth-Century Border Crossings and the Imperatives of American Border Control”
Federal laws restricting the entry of certain migrants into the United States, initially imposed in the late nineteenth century, unsurprisingly occasioned the first efforts to evade those restrictions. Among other responses, smugglers and immigrants from around the globe began to make use of routes into the United States that crossed the Canadian and Mexican borders. American officials responded by attempting to institute border-crossing regulations and border guards. This, of …
CCIS scholar Zoltan Hajnal discusses Republican strategy on Latino voters.
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Panel 1. Local Policy Responses
Panel 2. Unauthorized Migration
Panel 3. Latino Politics
Panel 4. Refugees and Security
CCIS will host the Third Annual University of California Conference on International Migration: Politics and Governance on Friday, February 10, 2012.
The conference will take place in the Weaver Center of the Institute of the Americas – University of California, San Diego. For directions, click here.
If you are interested in attending the conference, contact Ana Minvielle.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy, UC Irvine; UCLA Program on International Migration; and Gifford Center for Population Studies, UC Davis
8:00-8:30am COFFEE AND WELCOME
David FitzGerald, UC …
Seminar to be held on Tuesday, February 7th in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm.
The study of the contours and antecedents of U.S. public opinion on immigration has been characterized by several strategies: 1) analyzing differences between whites and African Americans only; 2) controlling for race when estimating inferential models by using dummy variables; 3) utilizing models of white opinion to explain attitudes among minority Americans; and 4) analyzing one racial or ethnic group in isolation. Professor Junn argues that these approaches are insufficient to both the descriptive and inferential task facing analysts of public opinion in a diverse American polity. …
Seminar to be held on Thursday, January 26th in ERC 201 at 12:30 pm.
We love freedom. We hate racism. But what do we do when these values collide? This talk, based on the speaker’s 2011 book of the same title, advances descriptive, explanatory, and normative arguments. It explores policies that the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and other liberal democracies have implemented when forced to choose between preserving freedom and combating racism. Using a comparative historical approach, it reveals that while most liberal democracies have increased restrictions on racist speech, groups, and actions since the end of World War II, …
The University of California, San Diego ranks 11th among all large universities in the nation, up from 14th last year, on the Peace Corps’ annual list of “Top Colleges and Universities”. UCSD alumnus and Peace Corps volunteer, Chelsea Tibbs, credits her experience with the Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP) as her inspiration to join the Peace Corps.
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CCIS graduate student researchers Angela García and David Keyes, along with CCIS pre-doctoral fellow Robbie Totten, discussed contemporary immigration and border issues with a group of undergraduates visiting from University of Maryland on January 11, 2012.Read Full Post