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Immigration: Conflict, Climate and Consequences

September 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


Join the Center for Global Studies for a day-long conference on immigration on PNW’s main Hammond campus.

Logo: Purdue University Northwest Center for Global Studies

The conference starts at 11 a.m. and will take place in the Student Union & Library Building. Registration is free. The event is open to the PNW community and the public.

Each session includes time for questions and discussion. Refreshments will be provided. A community and student information tabling session will allow attendees opportunities to speak with organizations working on immigration.

Musical entertainment features Carolyn and Pancho Rodea and St. Mary’s Mariachi Youth Band.

For more information, please contact Lee Artz, director of the Center for Global Studies.


Schedule of Events

11 a.m. – “Immigration Rights and Obstacles.”


  • Chiara Galli, assistant professor in the department of Comparative Human Development and the College at the University of Chicago
  • Michael Jimenez, attorney at Manuel Cardenas & Associates
  • Claudia Lucero, director of the Catholic Religious Leadership Network on Latin America.

2 p.m. – Keynote Address

The distinguished speakers include:

  • Rahul Oka, research associate professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame
  • Margaret Power, professor emeritus of History at the Illinois Institute of Technology

3:30 p.m. – “Ways and Means for Immigration Reform”


  • Juan M. Andrade, of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now
  • Jim Mulholland, executive director of CoCoDa, an Indianapolis immigrant rights group
  • Alfredo Estrada, partner at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP.

7 p.m. – “Ceviche in Pittsburgh”

Performed by PNW’s Theater Troupe. Written by Jose Castro-Urioste, professor of Spanish at PNW.

Logo: Golden circle with a banner through the lower half. The top half of the circle reads "PNW" banner reads "Civics Literacy"

This event fulfills part of the Civics Event Pathway option for PNW’s Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement.

A logo for PNW Hispanic Heritage Month 2023, with that text in the center of a colorful border.

This event is part of PNW’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations!

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.