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Humanities Institute Spring 2018 Season Focuses on Global Migration and Immigration

CLAREMONT, California - January 23, 2018

As narratives of nationalism continue to influence both political rhetoric and public policy in the U.S. and abroad, the spring 2018 Humanities Institute program at Scripps College is offering a timely series of lectures and discussions on issues related to global migration and immigration.

Titled “Exclusive Nationalisms: Global Migration and Immigration,” the series takes an unflinching look at such topics as legal rights and legislation, climates of racial and cultural exclusion, and the experiences of diasporic communities. It features an impressive roster of leading scholars, authors, and activists, including novelist Yaa Gyasi, historian Andrew Lam, and Black Lives Matter cofounder Opal Tometi.

“Scripps’ Humanities Institute events provide an important and current forum for members of the community—students and neighbors alike—to explore today’s global migration issues and anti-immigrant climate,” says Professor Hao Huang, who serves as Frankel Chair in Music and director of the Humanities Institute. “We invite the public to participate, and to think deeply with us about these relevant issues,” he says.

Humanities Institute events are located on the Scripps College campus and are free and open to the public. For more information about the spring 2018 season, click here.