Colloquium Spanish Legacies: The Coming of Age of the Second Generation

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ALEJANDRO PORTES
Co-author Spanish Legacies:
The Coming of Age of the Second Generation

Welcoming remarks by:

Julio Frenk, President, University of Miami

Panelists:

David Abraham, Professor, School of Law, University of Miami
Felicia Knaul, Director, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas
Jennifer Lee, Chancellor’s Fellow and Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
George Wilson, Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami

With Commentary by:

Alejandro Portes, Research Professor, University of Miami; Howard Harrison and
Gabrielle S. Beck Professor of Sociology (Emeritus), Princeton University;
Coauthor, Spanish Legacies: The Coming of Age of the Second Generation
February 21, 2017

Much like the United States, the countries of Western Europe have experienced massive immigration in the last three decades. Spain, in particular, has been transformed from an immigrant-exporting country to one receiving hundreds of thousands of new immigrants. Today, almost thirteen percent of the country’s population is foreign-born.

Spanish Legacies, written by internationally known experts on immigration, explores how the children of immigrants—the second generation—are coping with the challenges of adaptation to Spanish society, comparing their experiences with those of their peers in the United States.