Henry Rice Urban Policy Forum: How Immigrants—and Their Kids—Have Remade New York City
It has been fifty years since the Hart Celler Immigration reforms went into full effect, marking the resumption of massive international migration to New York City after a forty-year lull. Today, immigrants make up 37% of the NYC’s population and 46% of the labor force. Together, immigrants and their children make up the majority of NYC’s children and young adult population. How has this shaped NYC—its economy, politics, and culture? How have our institutions responded? And what does a political climate more hostile to immigration mean for the future of NYC?
Join us for an engrossing conversation with Philip Kasinitz, Presidential Professor of Sociology of City University of New York, Graduate Center.
5:30pm - 6:00pm Reception | 6:00pm - 7:15pm Program
About Philip Kasinitz
Philip Kasinitz is Presidential Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has chaired the CUNY doctoral program in Sociology since 2001. His co-authored book Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age received the American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award in 2010. His other recent works include Global Cities, Local Streets, with Sharon Zukin, and Xiangming Chen and The Urban Ethnography Reader edited with Mitchell Duneier and Alexandra Murphy. Kasinitz served as the President of the Eastern Sociological Society in 2007-2008 and was awarded the Society’s “Merritt” Award for career contributions in 2015. He is a member of the historical advisory committee for the Ellis Island-Statue of Liberty Museum and a consultant to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Kasinitz has held visiting appointments at Princeton, the University of Amsterdam and the Technical University of Berlin and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Liege in Belgium.