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New American citizens were sworn in at the naturalization ceremony held at the Museum in May 2013.

Who Should be an American? The Past and Future of Immigration Policy

Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 pm

Longtime metropolitan reporter for The New York Times and author of two books that address the subject of immigration, Joseph Berger, moderates this timely conversation featuring:


  • Tamar Jacoby, President and CEO, ImmigrationWorks USA
  • Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University
  • Jennifer I. Rodríguez, Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs, City of Philadelphia.

    Light reception immediately to follow.

    In partnership with University of Pennsylvania’s Jewish Studies Program and Social Science Policy Forum, co-sponsored by the National Constitution Center, and supported by the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Family Foundation.

    Media sponsorship provided by AL DÍA NewsMedia.

    $8/FREE for NMAJH & NCC Members and PennCard holders
    Registration required

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This discussion represents the fourth installment of a biannual public forum sponsored jointly by Penn and the Museum with generous support from the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Family Foundation, which aims to connect the Jewish experience narrated in the Museum’s core exhibition with larger themes in American history and culture.

Event type:Lectures & Discussions