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Secretary of State Cesar Perales To Deliver Keynote at UAlbany Immigration Conference

Cesar Perales
Marcos A. Crespo

On Monday, April 21, New York Secretary of State Cesar Perales will be the keynote speaker at Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration Politics and Policy, a day-long conference presented by the University at Albany's Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC) with support from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy; the Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Department; the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at UAlbany (ODI); the Graduate Association of Political Science (GAPS); and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at SUNY Central.

The conference, organized by Professor José E. Cruz of the political science department at Rockefeller College and director of CELAC, is intended to enhance understanding of the U.S. immigration experience by giving scholars within UAlbany and other researchers an opportunity to share their most recent research on the topic. Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo, chair of the New York State Assembly's New Americans Committee, will deliver opening remarks.

The program runs from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall in the Campus Center on the uptown campus of the University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY. Admission is free to all students and members of the UAlbany community. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The registration fee is $25 for the full-day program, or $15 for the morning program (breakfast included), and $15 for the afternoon program (lunch included).

For more information or to RSVP for the conference, contact Professor Cruz at

View the conference program schedule and list of presenters