Debates about Immigration

Debates about Immigration:
American and European Experiences in a Comparative Perspective

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An International Symposium Organized by Center Austria: The Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies and the Institute for Contemporary History, Innsbruck University in Celebration of the University of Innsbruck’s 350th Anniversary Conveners: Günter Bischof and Dirk Rupnow.

When: May 23-24, 2019
Where: The University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library, 407

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Program:

May 23, 2019

  • 8:45 am
    Opening Remarks
    Marc Landry, Associate Director, Center Austria, University of New Orleans
    Dirk Rupnow, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Innsbruck

  • 9:00 – 10:30 am
    Discourses on and Construction of Regulating (Im)Migration
    Chair: Marc Landry, University of New Orleans
    Madeline Y. Hsu, University of Texas at Austin
    Klaus Neumann, University of Melbourne/Hamburg

  • 10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break

  • 10:45 – 12:15 pm
    Walls and Borders
    Chair: Dirk Rupnow, University of Innsbruck
    S. Deborah Kang, California State University San Marcos
    Bernd Kasparek, University of Munich/Göttingen

  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Break

  • 1:15 – 2:45 pm
    Infrastructures/Legal Structures/Spaces of Liminality
    Chair: Jana Lipman, Tulane University
    Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University
    Philipp Strobl, University of Hildesheim

  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Tour of the French Quarter (Optional)

  • 6:00 pm Conference Dinner


May 24, 2019

  • 8:45 am
    Welcome
    John Nicklow, President, University of New Orleans

  • 9:00 – 10:30 am
    Deportations/Return Migration
    Chair: Andreas Oberprantacher, University of Innsbruck
    Jana Lipman, Tulane University
    Judith Welz, University of Innsbruck

  • 10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee Break

  • 10:45 – 12:15 pm
    Experiences of Living in a Precarious State
    Chair: Philipp Strobl, University of Hildesheim
    Sarah Fouts, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
    Andreas Oberprantacher, University of Innsbruck

  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Break

  • 1:15 – 3:15 pm
    Concluding Panel Discussion
    Chair: Dirk Rupnow, University of Innsbruck
    Representatives, Congress of Day Laborers, New Orleans
    Vicko Mareliċ, University of New Orleans
    Maria Pabon, Loyola University/New Orleans
    Kathleen Gasparian, Gasparian Spivey Immigration

  • 6:00 pm Concluding Conference Dinner