Conference: Getting Some Perspective on Immigration

Sponsored by Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey Institute (Cowles Auditorium); Date: 11/01/06, Time: 8:30-3:30. Registration Required by 10/25/06. FFI: Lisa Thalacker, 612-624-8842 email:

Featured speakers:
Demetrios Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute
Donna Gabaccia, Professor and Director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Getting Some Perspective on Immigration will provide a context to the immigration debate by exploring immigration myths, for example that the United States' immigration challenge is unique in the world, and that America has always been a nation welcoming of immigrants. Facilitated break-out sessions will build on this contextual information and allow conference participants an opportunity to articulate a set of common values that should undergird immigration policy. Their observations and recommendations will be presented to a panel of state and local officials, including St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak (invited).

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

Cooperating organizations: Chicano Studies Department, University of Minnesota; Citizens League; and League of Women Voters Minnesota

This conference was made possible in part by a contribution from the University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center

Registration is $25 (due October 25). The conference agenda is online at
Contact Lisa Thalacker at 612-624-8842 or for more information.