Transnationalism, Entrepreneurship, and Development

Lecture at the GHI by Alejandro Portes

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Lecture at the GHI - Directions
Speaker: Alejandro Portes (Princeton University)

Alejandro Portes' lecture will address the relationship between entrepreneurship and the economic adaptation of immigrants and their descendants, both in the past and present. Using new comparative evidence, he will shed light on the relationship between self-employment and economic well-being across a selected range of immigrant and domestic groups in the United States.

Alejandro Portes is a Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and the author of 30 books and 250 articles on national development, international migration, and economic sociology, among other topics. His current research is on the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation in comparative perspective and immigration and the American health system.

This keynote lecture is part of the conference "Immigration & Entrepreneurship: An Interdisciplinary Conference," taking place at the GHI and the University of Maryland, College Park, on September 13 and 14, 2012. The conference is free and open to the public.

In collaboration with The Center for the History of the New America and The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Please RSVP (acceptance only) by Sept. 7. Tel: 202.387.3355 - Fax: 202.387.6437 -  E-mail