The World Affairs Council of Houston presents Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America.Featuring:
Alvaro Vargas Llosa (pictured)
The Independent InstituteWhy do millions of people continue to risk their lives in the pursuit of a chance to establish themselves in a foreign land? Is immigration today a major cultural shift or is it more of what America has seen since its founding? Alvaro Vargas Llosa will compare the immigrant experience today to that of previous eras. discussing religion, education, entrepreneurial spirit, and attitudes toward the receiving society. He will give his recommendations for a sound immigration policy.Alvaro Vargas Llosa is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute. He has been op-ed page editor and columnist at the Miami Herald, and a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the BBC World Service, Time Magazine, Granta magazine, El País, the International Herald Tribune, and other media outlets. Mr. Vargas Llosa was the press spokesman for the presidential campaign of the Democratic Front in 1990 in his native Peru and an Advisor on International Relations for the presidential campaign of Perú Posible in 2001.His most recent book, Global Crossings, will be available at the program.