Scholar to Discuss Immigration, April 22

A leading scholar in the field of immigration and nationalism will give a public talk on regulation of immigration in various countries and will meet with Knox College students and faculty in a two-day residency at Knox on April 22-23, sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa.

John A. Agnew, Distinguished Professor of Geography at University of California, Los Angeles, will speak on “Citizenship and Nationality: How Immigration Rules Relate to Different Conceptions of Nationality around the World” at 7 p.m., Monday, April 22, in the Muelder Reading Room, Seymour Library.

While at Knox, Agnew also will meet with students in environmental studies, integrated international studies, and political science. In one of the classes he and the students will discuss the history of cartography and examine selected items in Knox’s collection of rare maps.

Agnew, a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, is an expert in political geography, international political economy, and European urbanization, with a special emphasis on Italy. His publications include the books “Globalization and Sovereignty,” “Berlusconi’s Italy: Mapping Contemporary Italian Politics,” “Hegemony: The New Shape of Global Power,” “The Geography of the World Economy” and “Making Political Geography.” He also has co-edited several reference books, including “Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography,” and “Landscapes, Identities, and Development.”