“From Exclusion Acts to Executive Orders: Immigration and the U.S.” will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall. The panel discussion will include faculty members Eric Boehme (Economics, History and Political Science) and Ben Railton (English Studies) along with Joana Dos Santos, director of the United Neighbors of Fitchburg. Admission is free and open to the public.Boston Globe journalist Michael Rezendes will present “The Power of Journalism in a Perilous Age” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in Randall Lecture Hall in the Antonucci Science Complex, 333 North St. Admission is free and open to the public.
An investigative reporter and political writer, Rezendes was a member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team for nearly a decade and shared a Pulitzer Prize for investigating the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. He has probed a wide array of additional topics, including the September 11 attacks, prison suicides, healthcare costs, and the role of money in presidential politics.The center will present a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 1 on “President Trump’s First 100 Days: Looking Back, Looking Forward” at Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall. The panel will include faculty members Eric Budd, Kate Jewell and Paul Weizer from the Economics, History and Political Science Department and faculty member Kyle Moody from the Communications Media Department. Admission is free and open to the public.