American Tapestry: Immigration Experiences

  •  October 24, 2018
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us for an engaging and timely panel discussion moderated by Prof. Ted Widmer, who joined Macaulay’s faculty of distinguished professors this fall.

Monday, November 5, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Macaulay Honors College
35 West 67th Street
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TED WIDMER PH.D., is a historian whose books have explored the full breadth of the American experience, from its earliest years, to Lincoln and the Civil War, to the Civil Rights era. Widmer has also been an active participant in contemporary US history: he was a speech writer for Bill Clinton, and a senior advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Prior to coming to Macaulay, he served in such academic and research institutions as Washington College, Brown University and the Library of Congress.

GENE DATTEL is a cultural and economic historian who previously enjoyed a successful career in global finance. He has been an advisor to Macaulay Honors College, NY Historical Society, and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Dattel’s research interests include race relations and the United States. His books include Reckoning With Race, Cotton and Race in the Making of America, and The Sun That Never Rose. His essay “Eastern European Jews Who Settled in the Cotton Country of the Mississippi Delta” is included in Journeys: An American Story.

NANCY FONER PH.D., Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, has written numerous books on immigration including Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North American and Western Europe and From Ellis Island to JFK. She regularly teaches Macaulay Honors Seminar Two: The People of New York.

ANDREW TISCH is Co-Chair of Loews Corporation, Vice Chairman of NY Historical Society, and serves on the boards of a number of non-profits, including the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation. Together with Mary Skafidas he recently published Journeys: An American Story a compilation of immigration stories from 72 prominent Americans.



Venue Phone: (212) 729-2900

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35 West 67th Street, New York, New York, 10023, United States