Cantigny Conference Series: Immigration and Citizenship in America

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Introduction and List of Conference Participants


I.  What is American Citizenship?
Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies

    To "Possess the National Consciousness of an American"
         by John Fonte, Hudson Institute

    Reflections on American Citizenship and Immigration
         by Joseph H. Carens, University of Toronto

II. Dual (or Plural) Citizenship?
    Moderator: Stephen Steinlight, American Jewish Congress

Keynote Address:

    Dual Citizenship and American National Identity: A Dilemma of Diversity
          by Stanley Renshon, City University of New York
    Dual Nationality: Unobjectionable and Unstoppable
          by Peter A. Spiro, Hofstra University School of Law

Keynote Address:
Samuel P. Huntington, Harvard University

III. Are Mexicans a Special Case?
   Moderator: Robert Leiken, Brookings Institute

    Mexican Immigration: A Special Case of What?
         by Peter Skerry, Claremont McKenna College and Brookings Institution
    Mexican Immigrants: Similarities and Differences
         by Manuel Garcia y Griego, University of Texas - Arlington

IV. Teaching Immigrants About America
     Moderator: George Elford, Education Consultant

    Americanizing New Americans
         by Charles F. Bahmueller, Center for Civic Education
    Entering into Society: The Civic Process for All
         by Don Bragaw, American Forum for Global Education