"Immigration as a Campaign Issue: From John Adams to Donald Trump"

with Tyler Anbinder, GSAS’90 

Thursday, January 21, 2016 @6pm

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Columbia University Club of Washington, D.C. invite alumni and friends to a conversation on “Immigration as a Campaign Issue: From John Adams to Donald Trump,” with Tyler Anbinder, GSAS’90, Professor of History at George Washington University; a reception will follow. We encourage you to take advantage of this great networking opportunity to meet fellow alumni and connect with new friends. Please RSVP, since space is limited. Guest of alum welcome. 

Immigration as a Campaign Issue: From John Adams to...


“Immigration as a Campaign Issue: From John Adams to Donald Trump,”

with Tyler Anbinder, GSAS’90 

It may seem like the issue of immigration is playing a bigger role in the 2016 presidential campaign than it ever has before. But controversies surrounding immigration policy and the relationship between immigrants and national security have been key campaign issues since the 1790s. Whether the newcomers were Irish in the nineteenth century, Italians and Jews in the twentieth century, or Muslims today, Americans have long struggled to balance their perception of the United States as a nation of immigrants with their fears that the latest wave of newcomers can never become "true Americans." Anbinder will present a account of immigration as a campaign issue over the past 225 years, drawing parallels to the past that will help us better understand how we are likely to deal with this topic today and in the future.

For Anbinder's bio and to register, click: HERE.

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (includes hor d'oeuvres and a drink ticket for wine and beer. Cash bar will be available)

January 21, 2016 at 6:00pm - 8pm

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

700 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Diana Molina