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MSU Talks; The Immigration Debate: Open vs. Closed Borders  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Moderated by Carly Watson, Project and Event Coordinator, MSU Debate Team

Featured participants:

Bryan Caplan is a well-known proponent of "open borders" by the removal of all immigration restrictions. He recently published "A Radical Case for Open Borders" (with Vipul Naik) in The Economics of Immigration, edited by Benjamin Powell.

Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center. He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times, and Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think. He has published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and has appeared on 20/20, Fox News, and C-SPAN. He is now working on a new book, The Case Against Education. Bryan is also a blogger on EconLog.

Mr. Renshon has been a Center for Immigration Studies Fellow since 1999 and an expert in the areas of citizenship, national identity and the psychology of immigration. He has testified before Congress several times on these matters and has assisted government net assessments in these areas.

Mr. Renshon is also a professor of political science, coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Program in the Psychology of Social and Political behavior at the City University of New York Graduate Center and a certified psychoanalyst.

Among his fifteen books are: America's Second Civil War: Dispatches From the Political Center; One America?: Political Leadership, National Identity, and the Dilemmas of Diversity; The 50% American: Immigration and National Identity in an Age of Terrorism, and Noncitizen Voting and American Democracy.

Sponsored by:

The John Templeton Foundation through a gift from the Institute for Humane Studies
James Madison College in celebration of Constitution Day
The MSU Debate Team
Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

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Location: Kellogg Center Auditorium [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Contact: Stephen Hsu, Vice President
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