Academic Year 2011-2012
October 13, 2011--External Speaker: Matthew J. Lamberti, Staff Attorney, Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center: "Immigration: Law and Protest in the U.S. and Germany"
November 3/4, 2011--External Speaker: Dr. Joel Olson, Politics and International Affairs, Northern Arizona University: "Undocumented People and the Radical Disinterest in (White) Citizenship"
November 17, 2011--Monthly Speaker: Professor Andreea Deciu Ritivoi, Dept. of English, Carnegie Mellon University: "Prophets in Another Land: Foreign Intellectuals in American Public Discourse"
December, 2, 2011 - Conference: Cosmopolitics - Unity, Diversity and Global Subjects
January 19, 2012--Monthly Speaker: Michelle B. Gaffey, Department of English, Duquesne University: "Immigrant experience in New York's 'Rag-Trade' Industry in the Early-Twentieth Century," and Emad Mirmotahari, Department of English, Duquesne University: "Comparative Immigrant Narratives."
February 23, 2012--Monthly Speaker: Barbara McCloskey, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Pittsburgh: "A Tale of Two Portraits: German Exile and American National Identity during World War II"
March 15, 2012--External Speaker: Dr. Andrew R. Smith, Professor and Graduate Program Head in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, Edinboro University: "Displaced Persons, Transnational Prison Networks, and Prospects for Global Citizenship"
April 12, 2012--Monthly Speaker: Ashley Kunsa, English Department, Duquesne University: "History, Hair, and Reimagining Racial Categories in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"; and Mengchun Chiang, M.A., and CIQR Certificate Candidate, "Sojourning in the Margin: Living as wives of international students: A Dissertation Proposal"
April 19/20, 2012--External Speaker: Carola Suárez-Orozco, Education Department, New York University: "Living in the Shadows: Developmental Implications of Unauthorized Status" (public talk), and "Immigrant Youth: A Mixed Methods Perspective" (symposium)