I’ve written a chapter in the new book, GETTING IMMIGRATION RIGHT: WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW, edited by David Coates and Peter Siavalis and published by Potomac Press. My chapter deals with changing conceptions of citizenship, based on some of the work I did during my 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship. It’s about the ways in which nations around the globe are changing laws and customs governing who is allowed to become a citizen and how the naturalization process works, even as they debate the shifting norms about the rights and responsibilities that citizenship entails.

Please pick up a copy of the book at your favorite bookstore or online!

The book is based on a conference that David and Peter organized in Fall 2007 at Wake Forest University. Here’s the video of my session with Mark Miller (I start speaking at around 28:00)

Keynote Address on Global Migration at Adelphi May 14

I’ll be delivering the keynote address on Immigration: Global Economics and Local Communities on May 14 at Adelphi University.

The full event, “Immigration on Long Island: New Directions and Opportunities for Civic Engagement,” organized by the Center for Social Innovation, will be held Thursday, May 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Adelphi’s Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.

A discussion will follow with panelists:

  • The Honorable Edward Romaine, Suffolk County Legislator, 1st District
  • Dr. Margaret Gray, assistant professor of political science, Adelphi University
  • Mr. David Dyssegaard Kallick, senior fellow, Fiscal Policy Institute

Details are available at:

Fox & Friends on border immigration 2/10 at 6:22 am ET


I’ll be on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning, Tuesday February 10, at (gulp) 6:22 am ET. Channel 44 in NYC.

We’ll be talking about the lawsuit against an Arizona rancher who held 16 illegal immigrants at gunpoint and claims to have rounded up 12,000 immigrants and handed them over to the Border Patrol during the last 10 years.,2933,490084,00.html

WorldFocus Radio interview on Reverse Brain Drain

On Tuesday, February 3, WorldFocus Radio’s Martin Savidge interviewed Vivek Wadhwa and me about the impact of “reverse brain drain” on the US economy.

You can listen and comment at this link: