TBaruch College Hosts Lecture on American Identity

March 15 event explores the future of citizenship with historian Paul Spickard

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NEW YORK, NY, March 14, 2011 -- Is the United States bidding farewell to the American Dream? To discuss immigration reform, Baruch College welcomes Paul Spickard, Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara, to its 2011 Robert A. Friedman Lecture on Tuesday, March 15th at 12:45 p.m.

In his lecture titled "Farewell to the American Dream? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and the Future of Citizenship," Spickard will trace the tradition of the American welcome to foreigners, notion of end to birthright citizenship and the restoration of the American dream.

Spickard is the author of sixteen books including Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identify (2007) and Japanese Americans: The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group (2009). The event is co-sponsored by the Baruch College Department of History, Department of Black and Hispanic Studies and the Jewish Studies Center.

What: 2011 Robert A. Friedman Lecture:

Farewell to the American Dream? Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and the Future of Citizenship

When: Tuesday, March 15th

12:45 - 2:15 pm

Where: Baruch College

55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, VC 3-150

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For more information or to obtain press passes, please contact:

Mercedes Sanchez. (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu