Social Work LIVE: Neeraj Kaushal and U.S. Immigration Policy

November 14, 2018 12:00 pm

Join our Facebook LIVE series every Wednesday at noon, with host Michael Friedman.
This Wednesday Professor Friedman will be interviewing Dr. Neeraj Kaushal about her newly published book on U.S. immigration policy (more details below).

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About This Week’s Guest
The United States economy needs immigrants, yet the Trump administration blames immigrants for much of what ails America. What’s more, we see the same pattern of anti-immigration and ultranationalistic politics occurring in Europe, and across Asia and Africa. In her new book, Blaming Immigrants, economist and School of Social Work Professor Neeraj Kaushal (bio) demystifies common misconceptions about immigration, showing that today’s global mobility is historically typical; that most immigration occurs through legal frameworks; and that the U.S. system, far from being broken, works quite well. In this segment, we’ll discuss the evidence for the book’s key ideas.

About the Host
Michael Friedman is a social worker with over fifty years of experience in mental health and public policy. He has chaired, founded, or directed numerous city and state agencies and published approximately 200 articles, chapters, and essays, including a parody, The Diagnostic Manual of Mishegas. Since retiring he has continued to teach at the Columbia School of Social Work and to write about mental health, aging, and other topics at www.MichaelBFriedman.com and in a column for MedPageToday. He is also a semi-professional photographer and jazz pianist.

Questions?
Please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu. Stay tuned for our list of further guests for the remainder of the semester.