Governor Herbert H. Lehman



The Herbert H.Lehman Center for American History

Interuniversity Center for European-American History and Politics (CISPEA)

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

The University Seminar on the City, Columbia University

 

jointly sponsor the

international conference

 

A WORLD ON THE MOVE:

Emigration and Immigration

In Europe and the Americas

 

April 23-25,  2009

 

Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University

1161 Amsterdam Ave.

New York, N.Y. 10027

 

For information contact:

www.columbia.edu/cu/lehmancenter

*Pre-registration suggested (seating is limited):*

lehmancenter@columbia.edu

 

 

THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2009

 

 

2  pm  Welcome

Barbara Faedda, Acting Director, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

 

Opening Remarks:

Michael T. Ryan, Columbia University

 

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Session I:  Two Aspects of Jewish Migration

 

Thursday, April 23, 2:15-3:45 pm

 

Chair: Owen Gutfreund, Barnard College, Columbia University

Rebecca Kobrin, Columbia University:  "Jewish Immigrants, Financial Failure and the Reshaping of American Capitalism, 1914-1930”

Hasia Diner, New York University: "Our Newest Immigrants:" Holocaust Survivors and the Work of American Jewry on Their Behalf"

 Discussion

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4:00-5:30 pm  Plenary session

 

Speaker:  Jacques Toubon

       Chair of the Advisory Committee of the National Center for the History of the Immigration, Paris; Member of the European Parliament; Former Minister for Culture and Justice in France

 

“European Immigration Policies Through the Lens of History”

 

 

5:45-7  p.m.  Public Reception at The Italian Academy

 

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FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2009

 

Breakfast 8:30-9 a.m.

 

Session II. : Perspectives on Italian Immigration 

9-10:30

 

Chair: Maurizio Vaudagna,  University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy (Conference Co-Chair)

Donna Gabaccia, University of Minnesota: "Immigrants, Neighborhoods, and Urban Tourism in New York: The Case of Little Italy"

Simone Cinotto, “Piero Bairati” Center in European-American Studies-University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy:  "One Third of a Nation: Public Housing and Cultural Pluralism in Italian Harlem, 1934-1950"

 Discussion

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10:45-11 am    Break

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Session III: The Future of Immigration in the Age of Globalization

The Immigrant Republic in the 20th Century

 

10:45-12:45

Chair: Philip Kasinitz, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Kenneth T. Jackson, Columbia University: “Empire City: The Immigrant Role in Defining New York”

Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, New York University:  Global Vertigo and the End of Migration”

Claudio Remeseira, Columbia University: "Hispanic New York and the Redefinition of a Hemispheric Identity"

 

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12:45-1:45  Lunch

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Session IV:  The Economic View: Laborers and Entrepreneurs

1:45-3:30 pm

 

Chair: Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University

Nancy Green, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France: "Sweatshops and Elite Migrants: Two Examples Beyond the Industrial/Postindustrial Divide"

Jan Rath,University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands: “The City and Immigrant Enterpreneurship”

Discussion

 

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3:30-3:45  Break

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Session V:  Immigration and Exclusion

3:45-5:45

 

Chair:  Adam McKeown, Columbia University

John  Foot, University College of London:  Foreign immigrants in Milan: representations, exclusions, memories and politics”

Mae Ngai, Columbia University: "Chinese exclusion and the racialized immigrant interpreter"

Barbara Faedda,  Italian Academy for Advanced Studies: "Emerging Trends: Immigration Law and Lawyers in Italy"

Discussion

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009

 

 

Breakfast 8:30-9 a.m.

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Session VI: The View from the Americas

9-10:30 a.m.

 

Chair: Jaime Rodriguez, St. John’s University

Jose Moya,  Barnard College, Columbia University:  “European Immigration and Socioeconomic Development in the Americas”

Claudio W. Lomnitz, Columbia University: "US-Mexico Border and the Origin of 'the Mexican race', c. 1900"

Discussion

 

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10:30-10:45 break

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VII. Roundtable for All Particpants: The Future of Immigration in the Age of Globalization

10:45-12:00

 

Moderator:  Lisa Keller, Purchase College, SUNY (Conference Co-Chair)

 

 

Closing Comments: Kenneth T. Jackson

 

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Saturday Afternoon 2-8 p.m.
Bus Tour led by Prof. Kenneth T. Jackson
Harlem, Flushing and Astoria
Visit to the Panorama of NYC
Reservations required; limited spaces

 

 

Inquiries to the Lehman Center:
lehmancenter@columbia.edu
212-854-3060

 A full schedule will be posted to this site in March.

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