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U.S. Refugee Policy Talk to Launch Immigration Conference

Immigration ConferencePlease join us on 7 April at 6:00 PM when Prof. Maria Cristina Garcia of Cornell University will present "U.S. Refugee Policy in the Post-Cold War Era: Balancing Humanitarian Obligations and Security Concerns." Professor Garcia is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American Immigration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (2006). This program serves as the keynote for What's New about the New Immigration to the U.S.? Traditions and Transformations since 1965, a three-day conference that addresses a question of current interest for American society: What is new about recent immigration, and how has it transformed our nation? The keynote address is free and open to the public. It will be held at a soon to be announced Back Bay location. Sessions on 8 and 9 April will focus on immigration and work, the economy, politics, geography, family, religion, and identity. To view the complete program and register online, please visit

Immigration Conference: Teacher Workshop

The MHS is offering a teacher workshop in conjunction with the conference. Earn professional development points and examine how content from the conference can be adapted to the classroom.

Teacher Workshop sessions will be held:

Friday, 8 April
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (with continental breakfast)
11:30 AM -1:00 PM (lunch provided)

Saturday, 9 April
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (with continental breakfast)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (lunch provided)

Teachers who participate will be able to:
• Participate in the entire conference, listen to presentations, and join in conversations with top scholars in the field.
• Attend special sessions just for educators with historian Michael Hoberman and MHS Education Staff to discuss key conference themes and materials.
• Examine how content can be adapted to the classroom and aligned with the curriculum framework: USII.30 Describe some of the major economic and social trends of the late 20th century. (H, E).
• Earn 15 Professional Development Points. Attendees can earn an additional 2 points by attending the Thursday evening keynote lecture (optional).
• Receive one graduate credit through Framingham State University for only $65 (optional).
• Pay a reduced fee to attend the conference: $50 for all sessions, including workshop.

Participants must agree to:

• Attend all regular conference sessions on Friday and Saturday (10 hours).
• Attend 5 additional hours of workshop sessions.
• Read, report on, and co-lead workshop discussion of the pre-circulated conference papers written by the presenters on any one topic area (see conference schedule). You will be asked to choose a topic when you register; three or four teachers will be assigned to one topic. There are three papers for each topic which will be available online a month before the conference.
• Additional work is required for graduate credit; the course syllabus and requirements will be sent upon registration.

To participate at the special teacher rate, register online or call Education Coordinator Kathleen Barker at (617) 646-0557.




Published: Friday, 14 January, 2011, 11:38 AM