Curr Iss In-Person: Migration Politics


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0900_MIGR
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 26
  • Waitlist Places Left: 10
  • Fee: $145
Understanding the Ins and Outs of Migration Politics
Three In-Person Sessions
Tue., Sept. 10, 17, 24, 2024, 7-9 pm MT

Migration may be the hottest political topic of 2024 in the U.S. and quite possibly the world. And with it comes important questions: What is the history of labor migration? What is the economic impact of migration in the U.S.? What does the general public believe about immigrants and immigration? What are the consequences of anti-immigrant policies? In this timely course, political science professor Jesse Acevedo answers these questions and more while exploring today’s political economy of migration with an emphasis on understanding current political affairs in the U.S. Acevedo explains that political economy is a field that helps scholars understand how economic interests interact with political institutions to explain both political and economic outcomes. “The material for this course is designed to challenge the common misperceptions about migration that pervade American political discourse,” he says. The first lecture focuses on the relationship between migration and economic outcomes. In lecture two, Acevedo covers public opinion of immigration in the U.S. and in Europe. And the final class examines why comprehensive immigration reform is so difficult. Come away with a deeper grasp of the many facets of migration.

Jesse Acevedo is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Denver. His research focuses on political economy, democratization and international migration. His current research is on the political consequences of emigration and remittances on political attitudes and behaviors in Central America.


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Tuesday 10 September 2024 24 September 2024 07:00PM - 09:00PM All Students Jesse Acevedo