The Question of Assimilation/Incorporation in 21st Century America

Peter Beinart, Ana Navarro, and Reihan Salam

The Question of Assimilation/Incorporation in 21st Century America
Part of the 2019 spring series: Who Is My Neighbor? Immigration, Freedom, and Community
Tuesday, April 16, 7pm
Tomson 280

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About the Speakers

Peter Beinart

Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at City University of New York

Peter Beinart is one of America’s most highly-regarded commentators on American politics and foreign policy. He is an associate professor of journalism and political science at The City University of New York, a contributor to the Atlantic and Forward, and a political commentator for CNN.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and was the recipient of a Rhodes scholarship, earning an M.Phil in International Relations from University College, Oxford.

Beinart became The New Republic’s managing editor in 1995, a senior editor in 1997, and from 1999–2006 served as the magazine’s editor. He was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2007–2009 and is currently Senior Fellow in International Security at the New America Foundation.  Beinart is the author of three critically acclaimed books, serves as a regular guest on network and cable news programs, and has contributed to a variety of major print outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Reader’s Digest, and many others.

Ana Navarro

GOP Strategist and Political Commentator

Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She is also a political contributor for Telemundo and ABC’s The View. Respected on both sides of the aisle for her straight shooting and candor, Navarro frequently appears in the media, sought after by programs such as Meet the Press, Bill Maher’s Real Time, and Anderson Cooper 360.  She earned her B.A. in Latin American studies and political science from the University of Miami and a J.D. from St. Thomas University Law School.  She was born in Nicaragua, and in 1980, as a result of the Sandinista revolution, she and her family immigrated to the United States.

Her political experience includes serving as the national Hispanic co-chair for Governor Jon Huntsman’s 2012 campaign and the national co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic Advisory Council in 2008, where she was also the national surrogate for the McCain 2008 campaign. She served on Governor Jeb Bush’s transition team in 1998 and was his first director of immigration policy in the Executive Office of the Governor.  In 2001, she served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nation’s Human Rights Commission. In 1997, she was a special advisor to the government of Nicaragua and was one of the primary advocates for NACARA (Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act).

Reihan Salam

Executive Editor at National Review

Reihan Salam is the executive editor of National Review, a National Review Institute policy fellow, and a contributing editor at The Atlantic and National Affairs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University and was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic, a producer for NBC News, a junior editor and editorial researcher at the New York Times, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a reporter-researcher at The New Republic.

He is the author of Melting Pot or Civil War?: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders (2018) and the co-author, with Ross Douthat, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (2008).  He contributes regularly to television and radio news programs, including National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, American Public Media’s Marketplace, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, ABC’s This Week, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight and the PBS NewsHour.