Migration is changing the world — reordering politics, economics, and cultures across the globe. With 45 million immigrants in the United States, few issues are as polarizing and yet remains an under-appreciated asset to the country.
Join Jason DeParle, author of A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, and Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, for a discussion on how global migration has impacted and contributed to the Greater Houston area.
|5:45 p.m. Reception, Water Garden Terrace|
|6:30 p.m. Program, Education Center|
About the Speaker
Jason DeParle is a senior writer at The New York Times and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Prior to joining The Times, DeParle was an editor at The Washington Monthly. In 1987, he was one of 15 Americans chosen to receive a Henry Luce Foundation scholarship to work in Asia for a year. He lived in and wrote about, a Manila slum. From 1983 to 1986, DeParle was a staff writer at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. There he covered criminal court and the district attorney’s office. Prior to that, he was a reporter-researcher and staff writer at The New Republic in Washington. DeParle was the winner of the George Polk Award in 1999 for his reporting on the welfare system. He is also a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, DeParle received a B.A. in religion from Duke University in 1982, graduating summa cum laude. He is married and lives in Washington, D.C.