Sarah Bohn, a 1999 Lawrence University graduate, returns to her alma mater to discuss the economic results proposed U.S. policies may have on unauthorized immigrants, especially those from Mexico, as part of the 2017 Povolny Lecture Series in International Studies “Trade and Migration: Globalization at Issue.”
Currently a current research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank fellow, Bohn presents “Economic Consequences of U.S. Policy Toward Unauthorized Immigration” Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The issue of unauthorized immigration has intensified as a political topic since the 2016 presidential election. U.S. policymakers are poised to make major changes that could have far-reaching effects in shaping the country and the economy.
A labor economist, Bohn specializes in public policy that affects individual and family economic well-being, with a focus on low-income and vulnerable populations. She has written on issues ranging from the labor market impact of immigration policy to the workforce skills gap. Her current research focuses on social safety net policy and job training through public career technical education.
After earning a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in economics and mathematics at Lawrence, Bohn earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Maryland.
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