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José Shane Brownrigg-Gleeson considers how Irish loyalties to North and South American countries shaped their shifting identities and transformed the ethno-national images of Irish in the new world. 

Scholars from the Basque country and the U.S. explore the Basque presence in New York City and the larger United States from the 19th century to the present. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.

Madeline Y. Hsu, director of the Center for Asian American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how shifts in immigration laws and practices produced the idea of Chinese, and other Asian immigrants, as high-achieving “model minorities.”

Li Zhang employs recent and eye-opening archaeological discoveries to explore the Silk Routes, one of the most marvelous phenomena in Eurasian history.

 

Jeffrey Lesser, chair of the department of history at Emory University, examines the unique role of Arabs and Jews in Brazilian society.

 

Herbert Klein, professor of history and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University, examines the causes and consequences of Portuguese immigration in Brazil.

 

This two-day conference brings together leading scholars from Russia, Israel, Germany, and the U.S. to explore a wealth of topics related to Russian migration of the past and present.

An alumna honors her parents’ past to improve students’ futures

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