• Dr. Tennyson: BUILD THAT WALL? Exploring Mexican and Central American Immigratio

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    Name: Dr. Tennyson: BUILD THAT WALL? Exploring Mexican and Central American Immigratio
    Date: March 21, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department, sponsored by the WCU Visiting Scholar Program, is excited to host Dr. Kristin Tennyson for a lecture entitled "BUILD THAT WALL? Exploring Mexican and Central American Immigration Patterns, Crime, and the Utility of a Border Barrier." Dr. Kristin Tennyson is Chair of the Western Hemisphere Area Studies Department for the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Training Institute. A graduate from the University of Florida with a PhD in Criminology, Law and Society, with a certificate in Latin American Studies, Dr. Tennyson has worked as an intelligence specialist for the United States Special Operations Command from 2010-2012, during which time she was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. From there, Dr. Tennyson accepted a position as a Foreign Affairs Analyst with the Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence Research where she worked collecting and analyzing data from Mexico, Central America, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Tennyson then went on to serve as an adviser for the Department of State from 2015-2016 before accepting her current position as Chair of the Western Hemisphere Area Studies Department, U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Training Institute. Dr. Tennyson's lecture will focus on current migration patterns from Mexico and Central America into the United States, discussing crime and instability within those regions, as well as the anticipated impact a border barrier may or may not have in affecting those patterns. A question and answer period will follow Dr. Tennyson's lecture.

    Location:
    Bardo Arts Center - Room 130 - Classroom
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