Tuesday, April 04

Paris, France

DA France Speaker Series: Borderline Insanity - How Did Immigration Become So Polarizing?


Please join us for an-indepth discussion with two experts on US immigration issues. Jim Cohen and Jody McBrien will discuss how we arrived at the immigration mess we are in due to historical and political interventions as well as how these problems affect new Americans and local communities. Topics will include state and federal policies, Latin American border issues, DACA, and refugees. This event is hosted by Democrats Abroad France, the DAF Paris Chapter and the DAF Diversity Caucus.


JIM COHEN is a professor of North American studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle and lecturer at the Institut des hautes études de l’Amérique latine (IHEAL). His main areas of research include Latinos in the United States, U.S.-Latin American relations, the status of Puerto Rico, immigration policy, and U.S. politics more generally. His article “Zero Tolerance: The Trump Administration’s Permanent Anti-Immigrant Offensive and its Repercussions in the Americas” appeared in Politique Américaine n° 37 (2022). 

JODY McBRIEN is a Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida. She has researched international and comparative refugee policies and support since 2002 in North America, Africa, Australasia, and Europe. In 2021-22 she was a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow working at the OECD in Paris.

FIRST TUESDAY SPEAKER SERIES: Every first Tuesday of the month, we will host a speaker’s event with one or two experts on issues that concern us as Democrats. We will hear from the invited speakers and then have the opportunity to exchange with them. The events will take place in a Paris restaurant over an apéro: we’ll have drinks during the session, and then after the event anyone who likes may stay for dinner as well, to continue the convivial evening. All drinks and food will be paid directly to the restaurant by each participant. 


Tuesday, April 04, 2023 at 06:00 PM Paris Time


Joe Allen's
30 Rue Pierre Lescot
Paris 75001
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