Alliant International University Takes Lead in Facilitating Dialogue on Immigration

San Diego, CA: Alliant International University addresses the burning immigration question: Who's In, Who's Out and Why it Matters? in a Town Hall style meeting, October 6, 2010, 4:30-6:00 pm in Zable Hall on the university's Scripps Ranch campus with video-conferencing across its other California campuses.

Alliant's leading experts on immigration will discuss the issues and engage the university in a dynamic dialogue. Students will share stories about their undocumented and documented immigrant experiences and its impact on their academic and personal lives. Issues will be addressed from multiple perspectives, including legal, multicultural, psychological, educational, social, and international.

. Welcoming Remarks - Russ Newman, Provost and VP, Academic Affairs
. Facts on Immigration in the USA & California - Stephanie Tang, ACLU Attorney
. Important Immigration Issues - David Felsen, Ph.D., Program Director and Professor of International Relations
. Factors Affecting Immigration to the US - Rodney Lowman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Clinical/Industrial-Organizational Psychology
. Acculturation, Mental Health and Immigration - Linna Wang, Ph.D., Program Director and Professor of Marital Family Therapy
. My Experience as a Student Immigrant - Noel Puga
. Closing Remarks - Gary Goodman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International Relations
. Open Dialogue and Discussion with Panel

About Alliant International University
Alliant International University is a WASC accredited private, non-profit university that emphasizes the practical application of theory and research in order to prepare students for professional careers in psychology, education, business and management, forensics, and law. Founded in 1924 and headquartered in San Diego and San Francisco, Alliant International University has additional campuses in Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Sacramento and Mexico City with accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more details, visit