Introductory Forum for the Center
April 13, 2011
Mary Mount Hall, Maryland Room
Featured Speakers: Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor of History and Julie Greene, Professor of History
Since 1965, legal and demographic changes have made the United States an immigrant society once again. Inspired by this fact, the Center for the History of the New America aims to make the University of Maryland the hub for understanding the long immigration history of this country, from 1500 to the present, and its connections to world history. The Center will provide a distinctive institutional home for interdisciplinary and trans-national research, for training faculty and students, and for distributing information about the history of the immigrant experience to a broad public.
The forum brought in many students, administrators, and professors interested in the new center.