Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts annual political science forum on immigration

Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts annual political science forum on immigration

PUEBLO – Immigration will be the subject of the 2011 Southern Colorado Policy Issues Forum sponsored by the Colorado State University-Pueblo Political Science Club on April 7.
The event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Pueblo Marriott, 110 W. First St, Pueblo, Colorado, 81003. A panel discussion, “Immigration: Policy, Practice, and Politics,” by the following individuals will be held as part of the event: Hans Meyer, policy director, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition; Peter Hanson, assistant professor of political science, University of Denver;
Adriana Fernandez Ruffer, immigration counselor, Pueblo Catholic Charities; and
Lucy Reed, Pueblo Catholic Charities.

In addition to the panel discussion, the events also will include award presentations to political science and Homeland Security students. Thirteen students will be presented with the first 
certificates ever offered by the Colorado State University System in Homeland Security Studies. The CSU-Pueblo Center for the Study of Homeland Security offers certificate classes in Pueblo and Colorado Springs to prepare students, as well as military, law enforcement, and emergency personnel, for careers in this dynamic industry.

Students earning certificates in Homeland Security Studies are:

James Bond, La Junta
Jean Borrego, Pueblo
Thaddaeus Chambers, Pueblo
Lance Clark, Pueblo
John DiMatteo, Pueblo West
Nicholas Goodsell, Pueblo
Josephina Kartak, Colorado Springs
Christopher Peck, Pueblo
Bryan Priest, Canon City
Richard Romani, Florence
Amanda Romano, Canon City
Evan Rosing, Colorado Springs

Tickets for the event (dinner included) are $10 for students, $15 for faculty, staff, or community, available in Psychology 123 or Psychology 102. Tickets may be obtained at $20 each at the door. 

For more information, contact Joel Johnson, assistant professor, at 719-549-2837 or

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