Spring 2018 Capstone Colloquium - "An Immigrant’s Perspective on Diversity in America and the Privileges and Responsibilities of Citizenship"

Join us this Wednesday, 28th February, when Akbar Hossain  will talk to us about "An Immigrant’s Perspective on Diversity in America and the Privileges and Responsibilities of Citizenship."

In preparation for his talk, please read Akbar's commentary for WHYY News on the White House's latest immigration proposal to eliminate the diversity visa - https://whyy.org/articles/trump-expand-understanding-merit-wants-replace...

Akbar completed his BA in Government at Franklin and Marshall College, graduating magna cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He is interested in refugee and asylum policies, revitalizing low-income communities, and developing opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Akbar has previously interned for the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, and served as a Truman-Albright Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has been recognized nationally as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and is a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. Akbar's work has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, iTunes, NPR, Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY News, and many other news outlets. Akbar currently serves on the Young Friends Steering Committee for KIPP Philadelphia Schools and has been appointed by the Norristown Municipal Council to serve on its Planning Commission. At Penn Law, Akbar is an active member of the International Human Rights Advocates, the Muslim Law Student Association, and First Generation Professionals

Speaker: Akbar Hossain

Title: "An Immigrant’s Perspective on Diversity in America and the Privileges and Responsibilities of Citizenship"

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Location: Dana Room, Dana Library (4th floor)

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