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Immigration Topic of IBC Keynote Speaker Series Oct. 11 at TAMIU Posted: 10/05/17

Immigration Topic of IBC Keynote Speaker Series Oct. 11 at TAMIU

 

Ali Noorani
Ali Noorani is the author of “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.”  

The role of culture and values in America’s immigration debate is just one of the topics at the first installment of the International Bank of Commerce 2017-2018 Keynote Speaker Series at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the TAMIU Student Center Ballroom.

Ali Noorani, executive director, National Immigration Forum, will present, “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

A reception will start at 7 p.m. Free translation services, English to Spanish, will be available.

The lecture series is presented by the TAMIU A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade and sponsored by IBC Bank.

Noorani’s book, “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration,” (Prometheus, April 2017) will be available for sale on the night of the event. He will be available for book signing following the lecture.

In order to answer what really drives America’s ongoing immigration debate, Noorani interviewed nearly 60 local and national leaders nationwide and found voices in faith, law enforcement and business communities which painted a nuanced picture of America which looks beyond the headlines. The findings help explain how communities across the country are confronting the changing nature of the American identity.

Noorani grew up in California, the son of Pakistani immigrants. He learned to forge alliances among people of wide-ranging backgrounds, a skill which he says has served him extraordinarily well as one of the nation’s most innovative coalition builders.

He was named a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations in 2015. He holds a master’s in public health from Boston University and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information, contact Amy Palacios, associate director, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, at 326.2820 or amy@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Western Hemispheric Trade Center, room 221.

Additional information is available at  facebook.com/tamiucswht.