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<<   September 2016   >>
Sunday, September 25
Monday, September 26
Tuesday, September 27
Wilson Lecture Series: “Border Cantos”
Featuring: Richard Misrach (American photographer) and
Guillermo Galindo (post-Mexican composer)
McCormick 101  ·  7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28
PLAS Lunch Lecture: "Why Border Enforcement Backfired"
Featuring: Doug Massey (Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton)

Border enforcement emerged as a policy response to a moral panic about the perceived threat of Latino immigration to the United States propounded by self-interested bureaucrats, politicians, and pundits who sought to mobilize political and material resources for their own benefit. The end result was a self-perpetuating cycle of rising enforcement and increased apprehensions that resulted in the militarization of the border in a way that was disconnected from the actual size of the undocumented flow. Professor Massey shows how border militarization affected the behavior of unauthorized migrants and border outcomes to transform undocumented Mexican migration from a circular flow of male workers going to three states into an eleven-million person population of settled families living in 50 states.
216 Burr Hall  ·  12:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.
Thursday, September 29
Friday, September 30
Saturday, October 1