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The Hobby Hour



The Promised Land: Immigration and Public Policy

Join New York University sociologist Guillermina Jasso for a discussion on the role of immigration on public policy and the U.S. economy. Jasso will share valuable findings about immigrants from the New Immigrant Survey, the first national longitudinal survey of immigrants in the country that provides an assessment of the nation's well-being and its newcomers. Jasso will also underscore the importance of quantitative work and crossing disciplinary lines in research and training the next generation of public policy leaders.


About the Speaker

Guillermina Jasso, Ph.D., is the Silver Professor of Arts and Science and Professor of Sociology at New York University. Her interests include basic sociobehavioral theory, inequality, distributive justice, international migration, mathematical methods for theoretical analysis and factorial survey methods for empirical analysis. Jasso has been published widely in scholarly journals and served on several prestigious panels, including advising the National Science Foundation.


The Hobby Hour is an interactive discussion about public policy and politics hosted by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.