Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, esteemed lecturer and author, will keynote Colorado State University’s 2007 Diversity in the 21st Century Conference on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Suarez-Orozco’s lecture at the Diversity Conference will highlight the topics of globalization and education, world migration and business, and immigration and education. He will examine how globalization and large-scale immigration are affecting children and youth, both in and out of schools. He will also discuss why the current wave of U.S. immigration is different than what we have experienced before and what its implications are for business and society.
Educated in Latin America and at University of California- Berkeley, Suarez-Orozco has made a significant contribution to the worldwide discussion on the far-reaching implications of immigration and globalization. A member of the National Academy of Education, he is currently the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University.
Suarez-Orozco’s was a co-director one of the largest studies in the history of the National Science Foundation’s Cultural Anthropology division. The study was based primarily on Asian, Afro-Caribbean and Latino immigrant youth in American society. His research tackles the problems in the areas of cultural psychology and psychological anthropology, with a focus on the study of immigration and globalization.
Suarez-Orozco is the co-author of a new book, "Learning in a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society," based on a study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America and Mexico for five years. The book received the 2008 Stone Award for Best Book on Educations.
A book signing will follow Suarez-Orozco’s address at the Duhesa Lounge in the Lory Student Center.
For more information on Suarez-Orozco or the Colorado State 2007 Diversity Conference please visit the Web at www.diversity.colostate.edu.