Past Events


Discussion: Immigration and the 2018 Midterm Elections

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room F, 3rd Floor

The midterm elections will likely have important consequences for immigration policies. Our expert panelists will discuss what is likely to change -- and what will not change -- in 2019 and beyond.

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Film Screening: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei

Monday, October 22, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema

Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis- the greatest human displacement since World War II- in this breathtaking epic film journey HUMAN FLOW.

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Webinar on Immigrant Inclusion

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

WEBINAR: the Institute for Immigration Research in collaboration with the Immigrant Learning Center present this free, interactive webinar: Local Action: New Strategies to Build United Communities. You will hear from city officials, community leaders and the author of Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation about why and how local governments across the country are taking steps to accommodate immigrants. Hear about results from a national survey of local government officials and case studies of four new immigrant destinations: Lewiston, Maine; Wausau, Wisconsin; Elgin, Illinois; and Yakima, Washington. For more information:

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Fall for the Book: IIR New American Voices Book Award Ceremony

Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III

The three finalists for the inaugural Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award will each read from their books before the grand prize is awarded. The finalists include: Hernan Diaz, Elena Georgiou, and Renee Macalino Rutledge.

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Terminating TPS Colloquium

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Student Union I, #3B

Panelists Lisa Breglia (Director of the Global Affairs Program at Mason), Jill Marie Bussey (Director of Advocacy at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network), and Nicole Svajlenka (Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress) will explain how the decision to end TPS will impact Northern Virginia's communities and economy.

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Immigrants and Community Colleges Conference Keynote Speaker, Michelle Marks

ADVANCE NOVA Mason: An Educational Partnership to Support College Completion

Center for Social Science Research

Friday, April 13, 2018 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema

Please join us on Friday, April 13th at 2pm in the Johnson Center Cinema to hear Dr. Michelle Marks, Vice President for Academic Innovation and New Ventures at Mason, give the Immigrants and Community Colleges Conference keynote speech entitled ADVANCE NOVA Mason: An Educational Partnership to Support College Completion. This keynote presentation is free and open to the public.

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