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Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
— Albert Einstein

Teaching and Learning Institute

IU Office of Sustainability

Fall 2010   sustain•ability: Thriving on a Small Planet

Public Lecture - The Comparative Study of the Second Generation: Challenges and Novel Findings

Alejandro PortesAlejandro Portes, Princeton University

When: Friday, October 8 @ 9:30am-10:45 a.m.
Where: Student Building 150

Departmental Sponsors: Department of Sociology, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences



Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. Portes is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and currently holds the Belle van Zuylen Visiting Chair at University of Utrecht, Holland (2008-10). He received the W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association in 2010. His current research focuses on the adaptation of the children of immigrants in the United States and the ties they retain with their homelands. Two recent projects include a study of the transnational organizations created by immigrants to the United States and their impact on the development of sending countries, and the evolution of Latin American large cities under the influence of neo-liberal adjustment policies.