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Immigration, global migration are topics of next Syracuse Symposium lecture

October 14, 2008

Judy Holmes
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Judy Holmes

Immigration and globalization expert Marcelo Suárez-Orozco will present "Global Migration and the American Experience," Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is a presentation of Syracuse Symposium 2008 and Syracuse University's Renée Crown University Honors Program. Parking is available in the Irving Garage for $3.50.

Syracuse Symposium is a semester-long intellectual and artistic festival celebrating interdisciplinary thinking, imagining and creating, presented by The College of Arts and Sciences to the entire Syracuse community. The fall 2008 symposium theme is migration. Further information about the symposium is available at

Suárez-Orozco is the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education and co-director of immigration studies at New York University. An esteemed lecturer and author, Suárez-Orozco has made an incalculable contribution to the worldwide discussion on the far-reaching implications of immigration and globalization.

He is co-founder of the Harvard Immigration Project and also served as the school's tenured professor of human development and psychology, as well as its Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education and Culture.

Suárez-Orozco was co-director of the largest study in the history of the National Science Foundation's Cultural Anthropology division-a comprehensive study of Asian, Afro-Caribbean and Latino immigrant youth in American Society. His most recent book, "Learning in a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society" (Belknap Press, 2008), co-authored with Carola Suárez-Orozco and Irina Todorova, is based on an extraordinary study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America and Mexico for five years. The book received the 2007 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society.

Suarez-Orozco has addressed the U.N. Secretary General's First Annual Global Colloquium of University Presidents and has been a visiting professor at the University of Barcelona and Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

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