immigration

immigration

Back to Africa: Free Black Migrations to Lagos in the 19th century

A lecture by Abosede George
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Abosede George, assistant professor of history and Africana studies, examines how migrant communities played a key role in shaping the culture, society, and infrastructure of the fascinating 19th-century port city of Lagos. Sponsored by the Forum on Migration.

Democracy & Immigration Policy in the U.S., Canada, & Latin America

A lecture by David Cook-Martín
Thursday, November 7, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

The Forum on Migration welcomes David Cook-Martin for an exploration of the relationship between racism and political liberalism in the Americas.

Fighting Someone Else's Wars? Irish Mercenaries, Soldiers, and Adventurers in the New World, 1776-1865

A lecture by José Shane Brownrigg-Gleeson
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

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. 

Basques in New York & Beyond

A conference
Thursday, October 10, 2013
2 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

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.

The Strategic Production of Chinese Immigrants as Model Minorities, 1948-1965

A lecture by Madeline Y. Hsu
Thursday, September 26, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

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.”

China & the Silk Roads: Trade, Migration, and Cultural Transformation

A lecture by Li Zhang
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

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

How Arabs Became Jews in Brazil

A lecture by Jeffrey Lesser
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

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

Portuguese Immigration in Brazil

A lecture by Herbert Klein
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

 

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.

Russian Migration Across Borders, Across Time

A conference
Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kraft Center, Columbia/Barnard Hillel, 606 West 115th Street

 

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.