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Panel: The Cultural Impact of Immigration [Video]

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Panel: The Cultural Impact of Immigration

https://cis.org/Press-Release/Panel-Cultural-Impact-Immigration

The Center for Immigration Studies will host a panel discussion on Thursday, October 6, at 9:30 a.m., entitled, “The Cultural Impact of Immigration” at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. The conversation will begin with a discussion of NYU Professor Lawrence Mead’s book, “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power.” He will be joined on the panel by Ramesh Ponnuru, editor of National Review, and Peter Skerry, a professor of political science at Boston College.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time

Location: The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

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Larry M. Mead is Professor of Politics and Public Policy at New York University. His previous books helped define the thinking behind the welfare reform of the 1990s, which required many recipients to work as a condition of aid. His most recent book, “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power”, presents a “new and radical interpretation of America and its challenges” and deals with the difficulty that many of today’s immigrants have in adopting America’s individualistic and “inner-driven” culture.

Ramesh Ponnuru is editor of National Review, where he has covered national politics and policy for more than 25 years. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, which syndicates his articles in newspapers across the nation. He is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and serves as a contributing editor to National Affairs, a quarterly journal of conservative ideas.

Peter Skerry is professor of political science at Boston College and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. He is also a contributing editor at American Purpose and a member of the editorial board of the journal Society. He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is author of “Counting on the Census: Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics” (Brookings) and “Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority” (Free Press/Harvard University Press), which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Steven A. Camarota, the Center’s director of research, will moderate the panel.

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