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    Presented by DePaul University

    Jose Antonio Vargas Explores What Immigration "Looks Like" Today

    What are the common misconceptions about border control and immigration in America today? Define American Founder Jose Antonio Vargas will challenge you to look past your bias around this issue.

    Jose Antonio Vargas
    Pulitzer Prize–Winning Journalist & Author, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone

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    • Buy small portions of people's debt, especially as a consequence of incarceration, through the Rolling Jubilee Collective.
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    • Give support to Latino’s Progresando, a Chicago-based organization that provides resources and education to Chicago’s Latino community.
    Conversation

    Idea: Are borders really the problem?

    A Conversation about border security and the refugee crisis.

    Martha Minow
    Professor, Harvard Law
    Jose Antonio Vargas
    Pulitzer Prize–Winning Journalist & Author, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
    Michael Shear
    White House Correspondent, The New York Times
    Carol Marin
    Director, Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence, DePaul University
    Julie Hirschfield Davis
    Congressional Editor, New York Times

    The war games of modern geopolitics have initiated a humanitarian crisis that defines our times. With renewed emphasis on borders and what they mean, how are refugees changing our understanding of the nation, of borders, and of ourselves? This Talk will explore the converging worlds of human rights, global security, and high-stakes diplomacy. Together, we’ll confront essential questions about global ethics and offer a new approach for policymakers and peace advocates.