Friday Forum: Jason DeParle
November 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
“A Good Provider is One Who Leaves:
One Family and Migration in the 21st Century”
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated Reporter for the New York Times
Lecture Co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty
No issue is more polarizing in American life than immigration and no issue in greater need of a perspective that goes beyond the day’s headline. Jason DeParle tells the larger story of global migration, a force remaking economics, politics, and culture across the world, exploding stereotypes throughout. As a young reporter in the 1980s, DeParle moved in with the family in a Manila shantytown and he has tracked their migrations ever since – to Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, as cruise ship workers, and finally to Texas. When the politics of immigration are broken, DeParle shows that immigration itself – tens of millions of people gathered from every corner of the world – remains an under-appreciated American success.