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Critical Conversations: Immigration
March 17 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Critical Conversations is a series in which Spertus Institute brings together passionate speakers with opposing viewpoints for moderated debates inspired by Judaism’s embrace of civil discourse.
The 2019 topic is Immigration.
“Immigration has risen to the top of the list when Americans are asked to name the most important problem facing the nation.”
—GALLUP, July 2018
“Migration is the defining human rights issue of our time.”
—UN General Assembly, August 2018
Tickets $36 | VIP tickets—$100
VIP price includes VIP seating and post-program reception with the speakers.
This Year’s Speakers
Governor Bill Richardson served as Governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2010. A former diplomat, he has been U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Special Envoy to the Organization of American States, and Chairman of the Board of Freedom House, an organization that promotes human rights worldwide. Richardson, who was raised in Mexico, is a trustee of Refugees International.
Ana Navarro is a GOP strategist and political commentator on CNN, CNN en Espanol, and ABC’s The View. She is a sought-after adviser, particularly on the issues of immigration reform and Hispanic outreach. She was born in Nicaragua, and in 1980, as a result of the Sandinista revolution, she and her family immigrated to the United States.
Rick Santorum is a Senior Political Commentator for CNN. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2012 and 2016, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and served for eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee. A rule of law advocate, he is opposed to amnesty for undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Critical Conversations is generously funded by the late Eric Joss.
Spertus Institute is grateful for the support of our Community Partners:
Krueck + Sexton Architects
RSM US LLP
OppenheimerFunds (Joan & John Gilchrist)
Central Building Preservation (Viki & Tom Rivkin)