Immigration Paradox Discussed at Scranton's Spring Henry George Lecture

04/07/09

The admission of immigrants to the United States and employment policies regarding those immigrants will be the topic when Howard F. Chang, Ph.D., Earle Hepburn Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, presents The University of Scranton's spring Henry George Lecture. Dr. Chang will speak on "The Immigration Paradox: Alien Workers and Distributive Justice" on Monday, April 27.

The lecture will be presented to the public free of charge at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor ballroom of the DeNaples Center on campus.

Dr. Chang will discuss guest-worker policies and their impact on immigrants, as well as the impact of such policies on the larger society. 

His areas of expertise include immigration policy, international trade regulation and environmental law.

Dr. Chang served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Dr. Chang has been a member of the faculty at The University of Pennsylvania School of Law for a decade. Prior to that, he was a professor of law at the University of Southern California Law School, as well as a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, the New York University School of Law, the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Chicago Law School.

Dr. Chang earned a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard College.

He has been published in such publications as the Yale Law Journal, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Journal of Political Economy and the International Review of Law and Economics.

Dr. Chang's lecture is part of the annual spring Henry George program sponsored by the Economics and Finance Department and the Xi chapter of the International Economics Honor Society. Henry George was a nineteenth-century American economist and social reformer with a special interest in justice issues. 

For additional information about the Henry George program, call The University of Scranton at 941-4048.

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