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Expert with Ties to Area Returns to Discuss Mass Immigration

Dr. Stephen SteinlightPLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 14, 2010) – A former SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member who is now an expert on immigration will present “Mass Immigration: The Unmaking of America?” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. Once a member of the college’s English department, Dr. Stephen Steinlight is currently a senior policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on trends in immigration and immigration policy; America’s changing demography and culture; the politics of immigration; and immigration legislation.

Steinlight has also worked as the executive director of the American Anti-Slavery Group, as the national affairs director at the American Jewish Committee and as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. He has testified before both the House and Senate judiciary committees, has served as vice president at the National Conference of Christians and has coordinated global interreligious dialogues involving Muslim scholars.

In addition, Steinlight is the author of two books: “Fractious Nation? Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life” and “Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Islam and  Islamis,” which he co-authored with Khalid Durán.

A graduate of Columbia University, Steinlight was the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, a Kellett Fellowship and a Marshall Scholarship at the University of Sussex, England, where he received his doctorate. He is currently a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and an associate fellow of Timothy Dwight College, Yale University.

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