Political Scientist Osman Balkan Moderates Discussion on Immigration and Democracy

Osman Balkan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Osman Balkan moderated a public discussion on immigration and democracy held at the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania on November 15th.

In a wide ranging conversation featuring Elizabeth Cohen '95 from Syracuse University, P.J. Brendese of Johns Hopkins University and Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia from Rutgers University and Sciences Po, Balkan and the panelists spoke about rising xenophobia and nativism, calls for restrictive immigration and asylum policies, and the militarization of borders.

The event was organized by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. A video is available here.