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Feb. 7: Forum on Executive Order

Sessions to include Q-and-A on immigration matters, discussion of academic insights

The University of Delaware will host a forum on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration, including a question-and-answer session on immigration matters and an academic discussion with faculty experts.

The event -- scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library -- is free and open to the community.

Information Session

Session One, an "Informational Session for International Students and Scholars," will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  

UD’s Office for International Students and Scholars and the Office of General Counsel will host a one-hour question-and-answer session with UD’s external legal counsel on immigration matters, Kristen Repyneck Dennis from the law firm of Goldblum and Pollins. This is an opportunity for international students and scholars to learn more about the Executive Order and how it is being implemented.

Academic Forum

Session Two, an "Academic Forum on the President’s Executive Order on Immigration," is scheduled from 1-2:30 p.m.  

Hosted by the Office of the Provost, this academic forum will feature UD faculty with research expertise in political science, foreign relations and political communication. This is an opportunity for students, staff, faculty and community members to learn more about the Executive Order and its historical and contemporary contexts.

Panelists will include:  

• Kassra Oskooii, assistant professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations;

• Stuart Kaufman, professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations;

• Ikram Masmoudi, associate professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; 

• Paul Brewer, professor, Department of Communication;

• Lindsay Hoffman, associate professor, Department of Communication;

• Scott Stevens, director of the English Language Institute;

• Ravi Ammigan, director of the Office for International Students and Scholars; and

• Kristen Repyneck Dennis, attorney, Goldblum and Pollins.

 

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