Immigration, asylum, and national security: A comparative perspective

The 2020 Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy explores one of the defining issues of our day: immigration.

This event is co-sponsored by the Global Policy Center at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

10:00 – 10:10 a.m.

Welcome: Bill Antholis
Opening remarks: David Leblang and Anne Richard 

10:10 – 10:55 a.m.

Keynote: Antonio Vitorino, director general of the International Organization for Migration

10:55 – 11:55 a.m. 

PANEL 1: Comparative perspectives: External migration policies in Europe and Australia 

Destination countries around the world use a variety of policies to deter migrants from entering; this panel will seek to understand U.S. policy through a comparison with policies in Australia and Europe.

  • David FitzGerald
  • Jeff Crisp
  • Kathleen Newland
  • Regina Jefferies
  • Anne Richard (moderator)

11:55  a.m. – 12:55 p.m. 

PANEL 2: U.S. immigration policy: what’s coming next 

Current immigration and refugee policy has been evolving in a very rapid pace; this panel will provide an overview of current policy and place it in historical perspective. 

  • Erika Lee
  • Dara Lind
  • Doris Meissner
  • David Leblang  (moderator)

12:55 –1:00 p.m.

Closing remarks: David Leblang and Anne Richard 


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