This conference will mark two golden anniversaries of events which occurred within a day of each other half a century ago—the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (Hart-Celler Act) and the 50th anniversary of the opening of the University of California, Irvine—by bringing together distinguished scholars, journalists, historians and lawyers to discuss immigration policy in the United States. Speakers will discuss the past, present and future of immigration policy, examining the shift from the inclusionary vision of the 1965 Act to the enforcement patterns we see today.
Inaugural event in the 50th Anniversary Academic Symposium Series
Confirmed speakers include Lawrence Downes (New York Times), Héctor Tobar (University
of Oregon, formerly with the Los Angeles Times), Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (UCLA), Jennifer
Chacón (UCI), David FitzGerald (UCSD), Roberto Gonzales (Harvard), Marielena Hincapié
(National Immigration Law Center), Dan Kanstroom (Boston College), Erika Lee (University
of Minnesota), Cecilia Menjívar (University of Kansas) Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA), and
Ana E. Rosas (UCI)
5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8 – opening reception and journalists panel - The Beckman Center
9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Friday, October 9 – morning and afternoon panels and lunch keynote - UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach Rooms
Registration and contact:
Transforming Migrations Conference Registration.
Please direct any questions to Shani Brasier, firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.824.2904.
Conference planning committee:
Susan Bibler Coutin, Louis DeSipio, Annie Lai, Vicki L. Ruiz and Rubén G. Rumbaut
Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, School of Humanities, School of Law, School of Social Ecology, School of Social Sciences