Event: Roosevelt Lecture on 16 April 2018
On Monday 16 April 2018 the RIAS and University College Roosevelt hosted the American Professor Emeritus Peter Rose from Smith College. Professor Rose delivered the Spring Roosevelt Lecture on 'The Stranger at the Gate: The Politics and Morality of US Immigration and Refugee Policy from FDR to Trump.'
The sociologist and anthropologist Peter Rose reflected on American immigration and refugee policy, and he examined the rise of xenophobic nationalism and populist nativism in the United States. The focus of the lecture will be on Trump's revival of “America First” 1930’s rhetoric and its implications.
He publishes extensively on migration, refugees, and race relations in American society. His most recent books are Postmonitions of a Peripatetic Professor and Mainstream and Margins Revisited: Sixty Years of Commentary on Minorities in America.