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Finalists Announced for the New American Voices Award

Finalists Announced for the New American Voices Award

The three finalists for the 2020 Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award are novelists Ishmael Beah, author of Little Family; Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities; and Lysley Tenorio, author of The Son of Good Fortune.

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World Refugee Day 2019

World Refugee Day 2019

World Refugee Day is June 20th. Here are some quick facts about refugee admissions in the United States this year. The refugee ceiling is set at 30,000 for Fiscal Year 2019. Thus far into the fiscal year, the US has admitted 18,051 refugees, or 60 percent of the total allowable. It is likely that the US will not admit all 30,000 refugees this year.

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한국일보 기사 _ ‘동아시아의 한국학 현황’

한국일보 기사 _ ‘동아시아의 한국학 현황’

오는 21일(목) 오후 3시~5시30분 캠퍼스내 존슨 센터에서 열릴 학회는 ‘동아시아에서의 한국학 현황: 중국과 일본’을 주제로 중국과 일본내 한국학 연구 전문가인 곽일성 교수(중국 푸단 대학교)와 이인자 교수(일본 토호쿠 대학)가 강사로 나서 한국학의 현주소를 조명한다.

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The Immigrant Stories Project

The Immigrant Stories Project

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is proud to announce our latest achievement – the Immigrant Stories Project. This web publication aims to provide essential information regarding immigrant populations in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland metro areas by combining data and personal stories. Currently, the page includes stories and data on immigrants from Korea, India, and Bolivia. Additional countries of origin will be included in the future.

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IIR Releases New Report on Immigrant Teachers

IIR Releases New Report on Immigrant Teachers

While immigrants comprise 13 percent of the U.S. population, they make up only 11 percent of all teachers. This paper and infographic provide a statistical and demographic portrait of immigrant teachers in the United States and highlight differences between native- and foreign-born teachers as well as between postsecondary and non-postsecondary teachers.

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Immigration and the Midterm Elections, Nov. 28, 5-7pm

Immigration and the Midterm Elections, Nov. 28, 5-7pm

Immigration and the 2018 Midterm Elections Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5-7pm Johnson Center, Meeting Room F, 3rd Floor The results of the 2018 midterm elections are in, and there will likely be important consequences for immigration policy. Come hear expert panelists and policymakers discuss their predictions for immigration in 2019 and beyond.

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Webinar October 17, 2018 1-2pm EDT

Webinar October 17, 2018 1-2pm EDT

Immigrants in our communities thrive when they are given the opportunity to participate in the decisions that affect their lives. In this free webinar, learn what local leaders can do to include immigrants' interests, safeguard their families, and ensure they can contribute to their fullest potential.

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Visiting Scholars' Research Presentations

Visiting Scholars' Research Presentations

One of the regular meetings of Korean Studies Center was held on November 30th, Thursday at Johnson Center Meeting Room E. Five visiting scholars who are leaving for their home countries this winter presented their research results.

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한국 제대로 알리며, 글로벌 센터 지향한다 (한국일보)

한국 제대로 알리며, 글로벌 센터 지향한다 (한국일보)

미국 내 한류 열풍과 높아진 한국의 국제적 위상으로 유수의 대학들이 한국학 연구에 열의를 보이고 있다. 워싱턴 지역에서는 조지 메이슨 대학 한국학 센터(Korean Study Center, 소장 노영찬 교수)가 한국어와 한국문화를 알리며 미국과 한국을 연결하는 가교 역할을 하고 있다. 한인 2세는 물론 타인종 학생들에게 한국어와 문화 등 한국을 가르치며 한국을 알리고, 글로벌 시대에 맞는 리더 양성에 주력하고 있다.

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NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

NPR Correspondent Tom Gjelten speaks at IIR Colloquium

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) hosted Tom Gjelten, correspondent for National Public Radio and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story, at the April colloquium. Mr. Gjelten shared his insights on how the landscape of America has changed over the past fifty years with the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, as told through the experiences of families in one suburban county in Virginia.

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Zingraff Named Interim President of Mason Songdo Campus

Zingraff Named Interim President of Mason Songdo Campus

Provost Peter Stearns has named Matthew Zingraff, associate dean for research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, as the interim president of the George Mason University's upcoming campus in Songdo, Korea.

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Liasson, Moon, Stearns Headline CHSS Convocations

Liasson, Moon, Stearns Headline CHSS Convocations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes Mara Liasson (FOX News Channel/National Public Radio), Ilryong Moon (Fairfax County School Board) and Peter Stearns (Provost at George Mason University) for this year's convocation ceremonites.

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