Dr. Alejandro Portes Talk in Hill Hall, April 18

Apr 5, 2006

Dr. Alejandro Portes, Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Migration and
Development at Princeton University, will be presenting:

"The New Latin Nation: Immigration and the Hispanic Community of the
United States", on Tuesday April 18, 2006 at 4:00 PM in Hill Hall Auditorium.

Alejandro Portes is a premier sociologist who has shaped the study of
immigration and urbanization for 30 years. He is chair of the department
of sociology at Princeton University as well as co-founder and director
of Princeton's Center for Migration and Development. In 1998, Portes
became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he was
elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2001. From 1998 to 1999,
Portes served as president of the American Sociological Association. He
has authored and edited numerous books and has published articles on a
range of policy issues, including immigrant assimilation, Latin American
politics, and United States/Cuba relations. His most recent work,
Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation, which he
co-authored with Rubin Rumbaut won the American Sociological
Association's 2002 Distinguished Scholarship Award and the 2002 W. I.
Thomas and Florian Znaniecki Award for best book from the International
Migration section of the American Sociological Association.

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