Immigration, Economic Security, & the American Labor Movement: Enduring Conflicts in Recombination


Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (All day)


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Daniel Tichenor, University of Oregon

About the Seminar
Daniel Tichenor is a professor of political science at the University of Oregon. At the inaugural seminar of the Ash Center Democracy Seminar Series, he will speak about the inter-action between the American labor movement and immigration from the 19th century to the present. This represents his current research. He holds that unions, contrary to popular perception, have at different times in American history been very divided internally over immigration policy and the question of whether immigrants are an opportunity or a threat. Tichenors 2002 book, Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America, published by Princeton University Press, won an award from the American Political Science Association as the best book in American national policy. The publication offers a detailed analytical history of immigration politics in the U.S.

About the Democracy Seminar Series
The Democracy Seminar Series brings distinguished speakers to Harvard Kennedy School for the academic year to address critical challenges facing democratic governance.