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Massey to deliver President's Lecture on immigration

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, 4:30 p.m. 101 Friend Center

Douglas Massey, Princeton's Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, will deliver the second talk in this year's President's Lecture Series, titled "America's War on Immigrants: Causes, Consequences and Solutions" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in 101 Friend Center.

Massey studies international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty and Latin America. In his lecture, Massey will address U.S. border enforcement efforts from the 1980s to the present. He will argue for a new course based on a philosophy of immigration management rather than immigrant repression, following the successful model of economic integration under the European Union.

Massey earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton in 1978 and joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2003. His books include "Return of the L-Word: A Liberal Vision for the New Century" and "Strangers in a Strange Land: Humans in an Urbanizing World."

The President's Lecture Series, inaugurated in 2001, brings together faculty members from different disciplines to learn about the work others are doing in a variety of fields. Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, will deliver this year's final talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in 101 Friend Center. The talks will be webcast; viewing information will be available online.

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