Kansas Economic Policy Conference

Immigration and the Kansas Economy

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Printable agenda

Handouts included in conference packet:
Lawrence location - all sessions will take place at the Kansas Union, The University of Kansas

Ulysses location - all sessions will take place in the Video Conferencing Room, Pioneer Communications

Registration, Coffee & More
Welcome and Introduction
Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, The University of Kansas
A State of Immigrants – Past and Present

Latin American Migrations to the U.S. Heartland: Reshaping Communities, Redrawing Boundaries
László J. Kulcsár, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Kansas State University
[presentation 2.0MB PDF]

VIDEO of presentation
Panel Discussion – Immigration’s Impact: From School to Work

Immigration and Education (Ulysses)
Laura Cano, Federal Programs Director, Liberal-USD 480
[presentation 1.7MB PDF]

Immigrant Workers in the Kansas Labor Force
Caleb Asher, Deputy Secretary of Workforce Services, Kansas Department of Commerce
[presentation 1.3MB PDF]

Moderator (Ulysses)
Marieta Hauser, Director, Grant County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Ulysses
Panel Discussion – Community Responses to Cultural Change

Harvest of Change: Meatpacking, Immigration, and Garden City, Kansas
Donald D. Stull, Professor, Department of Anthropology, The University of Kansas
[presentation 6.9MB PDF]
[Paper - Harvest of Change: Meatpacking, Immigration, and Garden City, Kansas]

Policing a Community in Flux (Ulysses)
James R. Hawkins, Chief of Police, Garden City
[presentation - 43K PDF]

Danny J. Anderson, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences,The University of Kansas
12:00 Luncheon and Luncheon Dialogue

Steve Warren, Vice Chancellor, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, The University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, The University of Kansas

Immigration Policies: Economic Costs and Opportunities – A Conversation
Alberto P. Cardenas, Jr., Counsel, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas
Benjamin E. Johnson, Executive Director, American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C. [Handout - New Americans in Kansas (PDF)]
Kris W. Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State

Jeanette Hernandez Prenger, Vice Chair, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and President, ECCO Select, Kansas City, Missouri

VIDEOS of Luncheon Dialogue
Closing Remarks
Donna Ginther, Director, Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy, Institute for Policy & Social Research and Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Kansas

VIDEO of presentation
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