On Thursday, February 5, 2009, the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies will host an immigration conference entitled "National Concern, Local Action: Immigrant Integration in New York." The half-day conference will bring together policy makers, advocates, and other players to discuss the challenges and successes of immigration policies at the state and local level.
The Conference will feature a luncheon keynote address by General Colin L. Powell, as well as opening remarks by Vartan Gregorian, president of the Carnegie Foundation of New York. It will also include two panels. The first, consisting of policymakers and policy experts, will place state and local immigration integrations policies within a national context, and will consider what new national policies could influence immigration integration, particularly those policies set by the new administration. The second panel will consider immigration integration from the viewpoint of the advocacy community. Panelists will consider the impact of immigration integration policies in education, health care, employment, citizenship and other areas.
The conference will be held in the Great Hall at Shepard Hall at 139th and Amsterdam Ave. Registration for the general public will close on January 23. Registration for CCNY faculty, students, and staff is open until Friday, January 30. However, seating is limited. The Center will automatically place anyone who cannot immediately be accommodated on a wait list. Guests can also sign up for the wait list on the day of the event between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. the day of the conference. Guests will receive an email response to confirm their registration or to inform them that they have been placed on the wait list.
The Conference has been made possible through the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
For more information:
Visit the immigration conference home page
register in advance. To do so, visit the Powell Center
Conference Registration page.
Directions: Directions to the conference site
View previous Powell Center Conferences