Location: Roosevelt Institute for American Studies | Abdij 8 | 4331 BK Middelburg
Registration: Please register before Tuesday 10 April 2018 at rias@zeeland.nl


The American immigration and refugee policies have been in the news quite a number of times during the presidency of Donald Trump. This uproar resulted in many debates with a focus on Mexican and Arab immigrants.

The sociologist and anthropologist Peter Rose reflects on American immigration and refugee policy, and he examines the rise of xenophobic nationalism and populist nativism in the United States. The lecture focuses on Trump’s revival of “America First” 1930’s rhetoric and its implications.


About the speaker
Peter I. Rose (PhD Cornell, 1959) is Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology and Senior Fellow at the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Smith College in Northampton, MA, and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University, CA.

For more than 30 years he directed Smith College’s American Studies Diploma Program for foreign graduate students. He served as visiting professor at many other American universities and was a Fulbright professor in the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Austria, and the Netherlands. He has long been affiliated with the University of Amsterdam and both University College Utrecht and University College Roosevelt.

He publishes extensively on migration, refugees, and race relations in American society. His most recent books are Postmonitions of a Peripatetic Professor and Mainstream and Margins Revisited: Sixty Years of Commentary on Minorities in America.


This lecture is hosted by the LeidenGlobal partner the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS). The RIAS is a graduate school, library, research and conference center for the study of US history and transatlantic relations in the modern era.


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