Fixing a Broken Immigration System: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Reform, Day 2

October 23, 2009 // 9:00am4:00pm
Panelists: Panel IIGary Gerstle, Professor of American History at Vanderbilt University; David Abraham, Professor of Law at the University of Miami; Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials; Dowell Myers, Professor of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California SchoolPanel IIICindy Hahamovitch, Professor of History at the College of William & Mary; David Bacon, Senior Fellow at the Oakland Institute; Tamar Jacoby, and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA; Jennifer Gordon, Associate Professor at Fordham Law SchoolConcluding PanelChristian Joppke, Professor of Politics at the American University of Paris; Elena Letona, Associate Director of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities; Richard Foltin, Director of National and Legislative Affairs in the American Jewish Committee's Office of Government and International Affairs; Rhacel Parreñas, Professor of American Civilization and Sociology at Brown University

Fixing a Broken Immigration System: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Reform, Day 1

October 22, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Panelists: Mae Ngai, Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies at Columbia University; Marc Rosenblum, Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute; Ruth Milkman, Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and at UCLA; George Sanchez, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and History at the University of Southern California

Relighting Lady Liberty's Torch: Challenges to U.S. Immigration Policy

October 22, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
with Mae Ngai, Professor of History, Columbia University, and author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America; and Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Moderated by: Sonya Michel, Director, United States Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

The German Elections: The State of the Polity and Prospects for German Foreign Policy

September 30, 2009 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Berlin Office, German Marshall Fund and Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Can Journalism Survive: The New Media World

September 22, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Albert Eisele, Editor-at-Large and former Editor, The Hill; Gabor Steingart, Washington Bureau Chief, Der Spiegel; Moderator Martin Tolchin, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Former Congressional Reporter, The New York Times

Book Launch: Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

September 17, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Author Patricia Sullivan, Associate Professor of History and African-American History, University of South Carolina and Former Fellow, Wilson Center; Julian Bond, Professor of History, University of Virginia (commentator); Kenneth Mack, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, (commentator)

Black and White and Red Ink All Over: Newspapers in Peril

September 08, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Leonard Downie, Jr., Former Executive Editor, The Washington Post; Allison Silver, Founder, The Washington Independent; Paul Starr, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University; Gabor Steingart, Washington Bureau Chief, Der Spiegel

Scrambled Nest Eggs: The Financial Crisis and Federal Retirement Policy

July 07, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
John Gist, Private Consultant, Former Senior Adviser, Economic and Fiscal Affairs, AARP Public Policy Institute; Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., President, Institute for Women's Policy Research; moderator Sonya Michel, Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

Generational Equity in the Welfare State: Germany in an International Comparison

June 08, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Christoph Conrad, Fellow, Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and Professor of Contemporary History, University of Geneva, Switzerland; commentator Mitchell Orenstein, S. Richard Hirsch Associate Professor of European Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times

May 27, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Author Scott M. Matheson, Professor of Law, University of Utah, and former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; commentator Harvey Rishikof, Professor of National Security Law, National Security College