Conference on Immigration in the Southeast:
Defining Problems, Finding Solutions
Oct 28-30, 2010
KSU Center
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University will be hosting multidisciplinary academic presentations on immigration to Georgia and the Southeast. Papers and panels will promote an understanding of the problems associated with immigration, with an emphasis on suggesting practical solutions to challenges that threaten economic growth and social strength in the Southeast and the nation. Presented research will be considered for publication.

The Conference will begin on Thursday, October 28 with dinner, featuring a guest speaker from the Brookings Institution. There will be a plenary roundtable of invited speakers on Friday morning with a continental breakfast. Friday afternoon will begin with lunch and a second speaker from the Brookings Institution. Panel sessions will begin Friday afternoon and will end Saturday at 12:30pm. Conference presenters will be invited to a private lunch on Saturday followed by an afternoon discussion session focused on producing policy/action recommendations for a conference “white paper”.

A $55 registration fee, paid at the conference, will include your meals. For more information on panels and presenters direct your questions to Dr. Alan LeBaron, at or Dr. Elaine Levine, at For general information or to confirm your attendance please contact Lindsay Nelson, at The Conference is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, the Center for Regional History and Culture, and the Maya Heritage Community Project at Kennesaw State University and by the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies at the University of South Carolina, and the Centro de Investigaciones Sobre America del Norte of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, and by Emory University’s Sociology Department and Women’s Studies Department.

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