LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announced the addition of a public program on U.S. immigration policy this week.
Titled “Pathways to Citizenship: Examining U.S. Immigration Policy,” the program is set for 7 p.m. April 18 at the Dole Institute. Guests for the panel discussion are W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, a Kansas City-based immigration attorney who has successfully argued cases before the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Board of Immigration Appeals, and Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center of Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C.
The event is one of the institute’s biannual Student Advisory Board (SAB) programs, held in the fall and spring of each academic year. The program is planned entirely by SAB members, including topic and guest speaker selection. The program is free and open to the public.
“The Student Advisory Board program is one of our best programs every semester,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “Our students coordinate every aspect of the event and often use it as an opportunity to explore pressing current events. This semester is no exception, and we look forward to a great discussion.”
The Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located in KU’s West District and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of former U.S. Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.
More information on all programs, as well as ongoing additions to the schedule, can be found on the Dole Institute’s website, www.doleinstitute.org.