Hiram College

Hiram College will host a seminar examining the economic, political, and ethical issues associated with immigration. Doris Meissner, former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, will deliver the keynote address.
The Garfield Institute for Public Leadership at Hiram College will present a seminar on March 3 titled “Immigration: Contemporary Politics and Future Prospects.”

The seminar includes a panel discussion examining economic, political, and ethical issues pertaining to immigration across the Mexican border. The panel discussion will be followed by a keynote address by Doris Meissner. Former commissioner of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Meissner is a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). She is director of MPI’s Independent Task Force on Immigration and America’s Future.

The panelists, in addition to Meissner, include James Creagan, Allert Brown-Gort, and Craig L. Moser. Creagan is former ambassador to Honduras; director of the Center for International Studies, University of the Incarnate Word; and Hiram College Trustee. Mr. Creagan is a career diplomat with over 30 years of experience.

Brown-Gort is associate director, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame. Mr. Brown-Gort is a native of Mexico, and has taught in the international relations department of the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). Prior to his tenure in Mexico, Mr. Brown-Gort was in charge of the Latin American Initiative of the Conservation Education Programs at Columbia University.

Moser is professor of economics at Hiram College. Mr. Moser has over three decades of experience as a professor, department chair, and academic administrator. He has lead several study-abroad trips to England and Russia, is the recipient of many academic honors and recognitions, and has presented numerous papers on economics, both domestic and international.

The panel discussion starts at 4:15 p.m., and is followed by a reception, dinner, and keynote address at 6:30 p.m., to be held in the Kennedy Center. The panel discussion, reception, and keynote address are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for the dinner. For further information and reservations, contact Kathy Luschek, luschekk@hiram.edu or 330.569.6118.