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Brookings scholar lecture marks official opening of new Vanderbilt center

Oct. 20, 2010—Noted congressional scholar Thomas E. Mann will speak at Vanderbilt University on Oct. 28 about the outlook for the 2010 midterm elections. The public lecture marks the official launch of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, which is housed within Vanderbilt’s Department of Political Science.

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Video: “Immigration in a Time of Economic Crisis: Downturns and Returns in US/Mexico Relations”

Sep. 23, 2010—The Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies, ConexiónAméricas and the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute presented this Sept. 7, 2010, roundtable discussion of the effects of recent economic downturn on Mexican immigration to the U.S. The panel brought together leading experts to analyze the interrelation of immigration, economic crisis, and increased border security—and what this...

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Immigration in a time of crisis focus of Vanderbilt roundtable discussion

Sep. 3, 2010—Mexican immigration to the United States and the effects of the economic crisis and increased border security on U.S.-Mexico relations will be the subject of a Sept. 7 roundtable discussion at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Conexión Américas and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 3, 2010—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss issues related to 9/11 anniversary.

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Listen: Implicit bias against Latinos affects all immigrants, Vanderbilt research shows

Jul. 15, 2010—Research by political scientist Efren Perez offers insight into the intense opposition among many voters to passing any type of immigration reform. He conducted an original survey-experiment to demonstrate that the participants had an automatic negative attitude toward Latino immigrants that shaped their immigration judgments in general. Listen to That’s Vanderbilt with Efren Perez.

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Vanderbilt political experts: Tennessee governor’s race remains fluid

Jul. 9, 2010—Vanderbilt political science professors John Geer and Bruce Oppenheimer are available to speak about the Tennessee gubernatorial race.

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Implicit bias against Latinos affects all immigrants, Vanderbilt research shows

Jul. 1, 2010—Most Americans, despite their best intentions, harbor a negative bias against Latino immigrants, which deeply colors their outlook on policy proposals for immigration reform, according to research findings by Vanderbilt University political scientist Efren Perez. “I found that when the issue of immigration is broached, whether legal or illegal,   many individuals automatically think of Latino...

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Audio: New political science lab encourages interdisciplinary collaboration

Aug. 28, 2009—Vanderbilt is among a small number of schools that have set up state-of-the-art labs for political science research. The Research on Individuals, Politics and Society Lab is housed on the ground floor of Calhoun Hall.

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