Guest Speakers and Events

Presentation by Club Leaders - Mar. 7, 2016

Student leaders of various clubs discussed international issues of immigration and migration at an All-School Meeting.

Roy Germano - Jan. 14, 2016

Roy Germano is a professor in the International Relations program at New York University. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Roy made The Other Side of Immigration while conducting a face-to-face survey of 700 families in rural Mexico. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Mexico and Central America with funding from the National Science Foundation, and his research has appeared in journals like Perspectives on Politics, Latino Studies, and Electoral Studies. Roy also wrote, directed, and hosted the Vice News documentary series Immigrant America, which examines topics like deportation, racial profiling, and child migration. He has given talks and Q&As at dozens of institutions, including Princeton University, Columbia University, MIT, the American Museum of Natural History, and provided analysis for MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, WNYC, Vice News, Univision, and Telemundo. Roy lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family.

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Tom Mockaitis - Nov. 17, 2015

Tom Mockaitis is professor of history at DePaul University, where he teaches courses in British, Modern European, and Military History. His research and writing cover terrorism, insurgency, counterinsurgency, and peace operations. As an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Civil-Military Relations of the Naval Postgraduate School, he co-teaches seminars on these subjects at venues around the world. A frequent media commentator, he regularly appears on Chicago television and radio programs. He is also an editor of Small Wars and Insurgencies. He has just returned from the Hungarian border, where he witnessed Syrian refugees trying to scale the barbed wire fences and reach the “safety” of western Europe.

See photos from his visit here.

Julissa Arce - Oct. 26, 2015

Julissa Arce is the Director of Public Affairs at Define American, a media organization that uses the power of story to change culture around immigration and citizenship. Prior to joining Define American, she built a successful career on Wall Street working at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Julissa immigrated to America from Mexico at the age of 11 and was undocumented for almost 15 years, including some of her years rising to prominence on Wall Street. In order to help other young people in similar circumstances, Julissa co-founded the Ascend Educational Fund, a scholarship program for immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status. She was officially sworn in as an American citizen in August of 2014.

See photos from her visit here.

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