A Lecture by Professor Michael White, Brown University


For over 350 years, immigrants have come to America for all different reasons—to escape persecution, to build new lives, and to find a haven in the land of the free. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” asserts The New Colossus, the sonnet by Emma Lazarus, that’s mounted inside the lower level of The Statue of Liberty. “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Join the Brown Club in New York and Professor Michael White on Thursday, October 23 as we ask whether America is still the Golden Door for immigrants. Inevitably, immigration is a controversial topic; and right now, America is in the midst of another round of debates about immigration. Professor Michael White, an expert on all aspects of immigration, will share his views on the contemporary controversy. Professor White will draw on research that allows us to explore the experience of immigrant assimilation, both during the Ellis Island era and today.

Professor White joined Brown and the Population Science Training Center (PSTC) in 1989. He was Director of the PSTC from 2006-2011 and has served on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America as well as on the scientific panels and advisory committees for a number of organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, the U.S. National Academies, and the INDEPTH network of demographic surveillance centers.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


6:30 PM (Reception) 7:15 PM (Lecture)

The National Opera Center


330 Seventh Avenue, NY, NY (between 28th and 29th Streets)

Cost: $22/per person (Brown Club Members), $30/per person (non-Members)

Wine and nibbles will be served

RSVP  here
Non-Brown Alumni may purchase here for $30

For additional information, please contact Alba Villa at alucerovilla@gmail.com