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
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:
*Pre-registration suggested (seating is limited):*
THURSDAY APRIL 23, 2009
2 pm Welcome
Barbara Faedda, Acting Director, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies
Michael T. Ryan, Columbia University
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"
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
FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2009
Breakfast 8:30-9 a.m.
Session II. : Perspectives on Italian Immigration
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"
10:45-11 am Break
Session III: The Future of Immigration in the Age of Globalization
The Immigrant Republic in the 20th Century
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"
Session IV: The Economic View: Laborers and Entrepreneurs
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”
Session V: Immigration and Exclusion
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"
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009
Breakfast 8:30-9 a.m.
Session VI: The View from the Americas
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"
VII. Roundtable for All Particpants: The Future of Immigration in the Age of Globalization
Moderator: Lisa Keller, Purchase College, SUNY (Conference Co-Chair)
Closing Comments: Kenneth T. Jackson
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:
A full schedule will be posted to this site in March.
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