Date & time

Mar 9, 2015, 6:00-7:30 pm EDT


Fisher Classroom 1220 Weill Hall
735 South State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

After a summer of intense media coverage, the question still persists: How should we handle children crossing the border without a guardian? And, how do we create a policy that respects these children’s human rights while maintaining national security?

Join Amnesty International’s U-M chapter and the International Policy Student Association to discuss immigration policy with Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, History Department; and Ann Lin, Ford School of Public Policy.  We will be exploring the historical, legal, and political aspects of responding to the unaccompanied minors crisis.

Free and open to the public.

Pizza will be served. 

About the panelists:

Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof is Associate Professor of American Culture and History and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Michigan. His research interests include Latino studies, Latin American and Caribbean history, transnational migrations, music, race, and ethnicity. He is author of A Tale of Two Cities: Santo Domingo and New York after 1950 (Princeton University Press, 2008).

Ann Chih Lin is Associate Professor of Public Policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1994 and was the 1992-93 Robert W. Hartley Fellow in Governmental Studies at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Lin was a social worker at Covenant House in New York City, and a member of the Covenant House Faith Community. At Michigan, Dr. Lin teaches courses on public policy implementation, gender and politics, qualitative research methods, and immigration. Dr. Lin studies policy implementation: the provisions that make policy easy or difficult to implement, the beliefs and behavior of people who implement policies, and the reactions of those who are targeted by policy. 

This event is sponsored by Amnesty International’s U-M chapter, the International Policy Student Association, the History Department, and the International Policy Center.