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Forum Addresses U.S. Immigration, Nov. 16

"Changing America: National and Urban Responses to Immigration" will be the focus of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) 10th annual David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum on Nov. 16. The forum will address how immigration trends will change -- and are changing -- as a result of America's shifting security landscape.


Lisa Anderson, dean of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and Jack Rudin, chairman of Rudin Management, will deliver the celebratory announcement of the establishment of the David N. Dinkins Professorship in the Practice of Urban and Public Affairs.


David Dinkins, Columbia University's professor in the practice of public affairs and former mayor of New York City, will provide the introduction and closing remarks.



John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, will discuss his organization's involvement in the immigration rights movement.


Two separate panels will review the federal implications of U.S. immigration policy and the impact of these policies on New York City.

Panelists include:



Ken Prewitt, Columbia University's Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and former director of the United States Census Bureau;



Rodolfo de la Garza, professor of political science and vice president for research at Tomás Rivera Policy Institute at Columbia University;



Nancy Foner, professor of sociology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of City University of New York;



Annie J. Wang, partner, Wormser, Keily, Galef and Jacobs, LLP;



Ester Fuchs, Columbia University's professor of political science and special adviser for governance and strategic planning for New York City;



Guillermo Linares, commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City;



Margie McHugh, executive director of The New York Immigrant Coalition;



Robert Smith, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Barnard College.


Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
For additional information and to register, visit www.sipa.columbia.edu/dinkinsforum or call (212) 854-8671.


Columbia University
International Affairs Building

420 W. 118 St., Rm. 1501

Named for the first African American mayor of New York City, the David N. Dinkins Leadership & Public Policy Forum provides a vehicle for understanding the reasons why urban programs succeed or fail. Co-sponsored by Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and the Center for Urban Research and Policy, the annual event draws the attention of national media and policymakers to the importance of a renewed urban agenda. O ver the past nine years, the Dinkins Forum has addressed many pressing issues including urban education and environmentalism, labor and community building, tourism, welfare to work, urban renewal, empowerment zones and diversity in higher education.

Published: Nov 11, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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