Head-to-Head: A Meeting of Inspired Minds

Fear, Anxiety, and Immigration in the Contemporary United States

As the US has been dramatically transformed by the massive immigration of the past half-century, widespread fears and anxieties have emerged—that immigrants will have trouble fitting in, will challenge or undermine core cultural beliefs, and spell the end of the dominance of advantaged groups. In this discussion, Nancy Foner will focus on several common fears and anxieties that have been especially salient recently: unauthorized immigrants; immigrants and crime, language, and religion; and the trials of racial change. She will be joined in conversation by Manfred Berg, a specialist in the history of the Civil Rights movement, race relations, and German and American history. He is the Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History at the University of Heidelberg. 

In cooperation with Evangelisches Bildungszentrum Hospitalhof Stuttgart and the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart. Generously supported by Dr. Dirk Ippen, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, and Berthold Leibinger Stiftung.

11 Dec 17
Social Sciences
11.12.2017
19:30 - 21:00
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Speaker: Nancy Foner

This event took place on December 11, 2017.