Tuesday, 9:40–11:05, Mar 27
Instructor: Justin Gest
Coordinator: Sally Burdick
This presentation will address the history of immigration over time and examine key global trends today. Using a seminar format, we will then address a number of pressing questions: Why do people migrate? What benefits do migrants bring? What challenges do migrants pose? Do migrants have rights? We will also discuss the recent European migrant crisis as a recent application of contemporary ideas.
Justin Gest is an assistant professor of public policy at Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government. His teaching and research interests include comparative politics, minority political behavior, and immigration policy. He is the author of four books in these fields, including the forthcoming Crossroads of Migration: A Global Approach to National Policy Differences. He has authored peer-reviewed articles in journals and has also contributed commentary and analysis to the BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Politico, Reuters, The Times, and The Washington Post.