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March 14: U.S. Immigration Policy is Topic of Guest Presentation

Roy Germano, a research scholar at New York University School of Law, to give presentation.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-7-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Roy Germano (pictured), a research scholar at the New York University School of Law, will give a keynote address titled “Anonymous Heroes, Divided Families: Who Wins and Who Loses from U.S. Immigration Policy” on Monday, March 14 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Minnesota State University, Mankato in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

Germano’s presentation, free and open to the public, is part of the 2016 Nadine B. Andreas Lectures on campus and also the 4th Annual Spanish Undergraduate Research Conference, held the same day on the Minnesota State Mankato campus.

Nearly 90 students from 12 different universities in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota will be on campus for the Spanish Undergraduate Research Conference, held for the first time at Minnesota State Mankato, and also to hear Germano’s lecture.

Germano is an adjunct professor in the New York University Program on International Relations, and according to his online biography, his research on Latino immigration has appeared in journals such as Perspectives on Politics, Latino Studies, and Electoral Studies. Germano also wrote, directed and edited “The Other Side of Immigration,” which is based on over 700 interviews he and colleagues conducted in rural Mexico with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Germano earned a doctorate degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Chicago. He has provided commentary and analysis to media outlets like MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, WNYC, Vice News, Univision and Telemundo.

For more information, contact Adriana Gordillo, assistant professor and graduate studies coordinator in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Minnesota State Mankato, by phone (Office: 507-389-2116, Cell: 952-303-9577) or by email at

The Spanish Undergraduate Research Conference, which has a theme this year of “Migrants and Immigrants: Movements of a Global Promise,” started at the University of South Dakota in 2013 and was held at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, in 2014 and at South Dakota State University, in Brookings, S.D., in 2015.

The conference is sponsored by Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of World Languages & Cultures, the Honors Program & the Office of University Fellowships, the Center for Latino Affairs, the College of Arts & Humanities, Institutional Diversity, Library Services, and the College of Graduate Studies & Research.

The Nadine B. Andreas Endowment in Arts and Humanities, established in 2007, is used to promote student and faculty development in the College of Arts and Humanities and to bring to campus cultural events that enrich the Mankato community.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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